The Sphagnopsida includes a single subclass Sphagnidae, with two orders. The order Sphagnales contains four living genera: Sphagnum, with all but three of the species, and Ambuchanania, Eosphagnum, and Flatbergium, each with a single species. The Protosphagnales contains a single fossil species.

Sphagnopsida
Temporal range: Permian to present
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a clump of Sphagnum, peat moss
Scientific classification
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Division:
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Sphagnopsida

Orders

Protosphagnales †
Sphagnales

The phylogenetic position of the Sphagnopsida among the eight classes of mosses, based on inferences from DNA sequence data.[1][2]

Takakiopsida

Sphagnopsida

Andreaeopsida

Andreaeobryopsida

Oedipodiopsida

Tetraphidopsida

Polytrichopsida

Bryopsida

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Goffinet, B.; W. R. Buck; & A. J. Shaw (2008). "Morphology and Classification of the Bryophyta". In Bernard Goffinet; A. Jonathan Shaw (eds.). Bryophyte Biology (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 55–138. ISBN 9780521872256.
  2. ^ Goffinet, Bernard; William R. Buck (2004). "Systematics of the Bryophyta (Mosses): From molecules to a revised classification". Monographs in Systematic Botany. Molecular Systematics of Bryophytes. Missouri Botanical Garden Press. 98: 205–239. ISBN 1-930723-38-5.
  • Shaw, A. Jonathan, 2000. "Phylogeny of the Sphagnopsida Based on Chloroplast and Nuclear DNA Sequences" [1], The Bryologist 103 (2): 277-306.