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Colura, Echinolejeunea - Small liverworts 1: lobules absent

Family Lejeuneaceae

Many of these liverworts grow on other plants as epiphytes and some specifically grow on leaves and are known as epiphylls (epi=upon + phyll=leaf)). Epiphylls are uncommon because leaves are short-lived and their surfaces are often waxy and difficult to adhere to.