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Metzgeria (Metzgeria)


Metzgeria is a genus of thalloid liverworts in the family Metzgeriaceae.The genus was named in honor of Johann Metzger (1771-1844), German copper engraver and art restorer from Staufen, Breisgau (Baden-Wurttemberg), a friend of Raddi and pupil of the great Florentine engraver Raphael Sanzio Morghen (1753-1833). Approximately 120 to 200 species of Metzgeria have been described. Species may be either monoicous or dioicous.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Marchantiophyta

        • Class: Jungermanniopsida

          • Order: Metzgeriales

            • Family: Metzgeriaceae

              • Genus: Metzgeria