The New Student's Reference Work/Anthoceros
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Anthoceros. A genus of the plants known as liverworts which gives name to the group Anthocerotales. The group contains but few forms, but is of great interest from the fact that from it the mosses seem to have developed, and possibly the ferns and seed-plants also. The body (gametophyte) is a simple flat thallus, and produces a slender spore-case (sporophyte) which is remarkable for its continued growth in length and its green color. See Hepaticæ.