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1

What is the phylum?

Hepatophyta

2

Why are some liverworts described as thalloid?

Because go the flattened shape of their gametophytes

3

How are some of the gametangia structured?

elevated on gametophores that look like mini trees

4

What does dorsiventral mean?

has two surfaces differing from each other in appearance and structure, as an ordinary leaf

5

What is a dichotomy

branching into two equal parts

6

How do liverworts display dichotomy?

Antheridia and archegonia both develop from one half of a dichotomy

7

What are the distinctive features of liverworts?

Oil bodies in the cytoplasm and antheridia break open irregularly with no distinct cap cell

8

What are isospores?

sexual spore with no sexual dimorphism