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Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Order: Hypnales

Thuidiaceae is a family of mosses within the order Hypnales. It includes many genera but the classification may need to be refined. The core genera Thuidium , Thuidiopsis , Pelekium , Aequatoriella , Abietinella , Rauiella , Haplocladium and Actinothuidium form a clade but others currently placed in the family may belong elsewhere. [1]

Hypnales order of plants

Hypnales is the botanical name of an order of Bryophyta or leafy mosses. This group is sometimes called feather mosses, referring to their freely branched stems. The order includes more than 40 families and more than 4,000 species, making them the largest order of mosses.

An example is Thuidiopsis sparsa .

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  1. García-Avila, Deneb; De Luna, Efraín; Newton, Angela E (2009). "Phylogenetic relationships of the Thuidiaceae and the non-monophyly of the Thuidiaceae and the Leskeaceae based onrbcL,rps4 and therps4-trnS intergenic spacer". The Bryologist. 112: 80. doi:10.1639/0007-2745-112.1.80.