Land plants have life cycles in which a haploid gemetophyte generation alternates with a diploid sporophyte. In Spiral mosses (Bryopsida sp.), the gametophyte is the dominant generation which is rarely the case in other species, and the sporophyte grows from the tip of a gametophyte. Sporocytes consist of a sporangium and a stalk. The Sporangium (or capsule) contains thousands of tiny spores which are released and distributed by the wind, after the lid dries, shrinks and finally springs open to release the spores and to distribute them by the wind over severel centimeters or meters away from the parental plant.
Dry Moss Capsule – II
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