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calyptra


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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.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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