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A type of bryophyte (includes mosses, liverworts, and hornworts) with a leafy stem or leafless thallus characterized by a dominant gametophyte stage and a lack of stomata on the sporophyte stage of the life cycle.
1929 — Shiv Ram Kashyap, ''Liverworts of the Western Himalayas and the Panjab Plain'', vol. I, p. 1.
- The liverworts are either thallose, without any differentiation into stem and leaves, or leafy.
1985 — W. B. Schofield, ''Introduction to Bryology'', p. 135
- Since the thallus of some liverworts resembled a liver, such plants were considered useful in making a concoction that would aid in curing liver ailments. Hence the name "liver-plant," or liverwort. Unfortunately, there is no evidence that liverworts possess curative properties.
2000 — Barbara Crandall-Stotler & Raymond E. Stotler, "Morphology and classification of the Marchantiophyta". pages 21-70 ''in'' A. Jonathan Shaw & Bernard Goffinet (Eds.), ''Bryophyte Biology'', page 21.
- Like other bryophytes, liverworts are small, herbaceous plants of terrestrial ecosystems.
A common flowering perennial herb of northern woodlands, (taxlink) (syn. (taxlink)), used in traditional European herbal medicine.