A hundred-year-old question: is the moss calyptra covered by a cuticle? A case study of Funaria hygrometrica
The moss Funaria hygrometrica has cuticular wax similar to vascular plants, with distinct composition on leafy gametophyte, calyptra and sporophyte capsule surfaces
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1 A layer of cells that covers the developing sporophyte of mosses, liverworts, clubmosses, horsetails, and ferns. In mosses it forms a hood over the capsule and in liverworts it forms a sheath at the base of the capsule stalk.
2 See root cap.
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