a) Theca: It is central part of the capsule. 49, 471–480. protonema . Answer and Explanation: 7. Bars: (A) = 25 μm; (B,D–F) = 4 μm; (C) = 200 nm; (G) = 20 μm. Hornwort stomata: architecture and fate shared with 400-million-year-old fossil plants without leaves. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). 27, ed. Am. Leucobryum glaucum. early land plants because stomata evolved in the common ancestor of mosses and vascular plants15. Numbers above 200 are rare and recorded only for three families, Polytrichaceae, Funariaceae (Figure 2B) and Bartramiaceae, although many members of these family have less than 70 stomata (Figures 2C,F) (Table 1). Because stomata in bryophytes are uniquely located on sporangia, the physiological and evolutionary constraints placed on bryophyte stomata are fundamentally different from those on leaves of tracheophytes. Renzaglia, K. S., Villareal Aguilar, J. C., and Garbary, D. J. Mosses, PA: Press of the City Mission Pub. Apophysis is basal portion of capsule in continuation with seta. The conducting tissue of bryophytes. The seta connects the foot, where nutrients are absorbed, to the developing capsule, where nutrients are needed for sporogenesis. (2012). Strand of thin-walled, vertically elongated cells is present in the center. Developmental changes in guard cell wall structure and pectin composition in the moss Funaria: implications for function and evolution of stomata. In the Polytrichaceae, for example, stomata-free capsules of Atrichum and Pogonatum are similar in length to those of Polytrichum, which has up to 250 stomata per capsule (Smith Merrill, 2007). (2012). Impact Factor 4.402 | CiteScore 7.8More on impact ›, Linking Stomatal Development and Physiology: From Stomatal Models to Non-Model Species and Crops Lindbergia 8, 121–124. North American species of Amblystegium. Ann. Lower part of capsule. (E) Tortilicaulis transwalliensis capsule from the Silurian resembles Takakia in (D). 28, 733–745. We assessed the presence and absence of stomata by mapping their occurrence across the most recent phylogeny of mosses (Liu et al., 2019). Circumsporangial spaces are not associated with stomata and are found in all mosses during development. Unlike substomatal cavities, the fluid in this internal space contains pectins as labeled by the LM19 antibody, suggestive of mucilage, and evidence that the two types of spaces are developmentally and genetically independent. J. Bot. Anatomy of capsules with and without stomata reveals two types of intercellular spaces: (1) the substomatal cavity and connected spaces associated with stomata and (2) the circumsporangial cavity that surrounds the spore sac and may extend into the capsule neck and seta (Figures 4, 5, 6). Bunger 1890, Parihar 1972) have observed that the stomata are similar to those of higher plants and in some cases are capable of moving in response to changes in external conditions. • Sperm swim into the archegonia and fertilize the eggs. Capsule dehiscence through detachment of the operculum follows drying of liquid in the circumsporangial space and the constriction of the neck at the capsule base (Figure 4C). The last layer of operculum is known peristome. Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass. Baillie, A. L., and Fleming, A. J. Cloudflare Ray ID: 61034f109fdffe02 Flora of North America Editorial Committee (New York, NY: Oxford University Press), 489–494. 7. Evol. Plant Phys. Substomatal cavities, in contrast, do not form in the absence of stomata and do not label with LM19 early in development (not shown). (2005). Bryophys. doi: 10.18968/jhbl.86.0_179. Philos. Fossil images reproduced with permission from Journal of Experimental Botany (Edwards et al., 1998) and Paleontology (Edwards, 1979). stomata on the capsules of mosses, other workers (e.g. Based on our observations, they are present at the lower part of capsule, and even in the transition between urn and neck. Am. With 3–30 stomata in 74% of moss families (40 of the 54 families based on published counts), stomatal numbers per capsule are relatively low in most mosses. Philos. Hornwort and moss sporophytes are larger and more complex. 52, 1–67. On the origins of osmotically driven stomatal movements. Intercellular spaces are common in different tissues of land plants, and in some bryophytes are present in both gametophyte and sporophyte generations, suggesting that spaces originated multiple times in the evolution of plants (Duckett and Pressel, 2018). Annulus of Moss capsule separates- A. Theca and columela. doi: 10.1111/nph.14746. An immature capsule has a protective cap of gametophyte tissue called calyptra, which is shed when the capsule is mature. (2012), according to which stomata are located in the upper half of capsule, mostly in the central part of urn. Prepared blocks of capsules from species not found in Illinois were sectioned and examined. The separation zone that forms the circumsporangial space is determined in the formative stage of embryogenesis at the time of delineation of the endothecium, which develops into the spore sac plus columella, and amphithecium that forms the capsule wall (Smith, 1955). Bryophyt. Biol. spores disperse •Spores form in capsule •Operculum falls off •Spores released through peristome •Spores grow into protonema (Main part of the moss) protonema. An extensive literature review (Table 1) identified genera and species that lack stomata, and confirmed the number of stomata reported for members of each moss family, if known. Goffinet, B., Buck, W. R., and Shaw, A. J. (2016). 45, 639–660. Smith Merrill, G. L. (2007). Bot. In general, higher numbers of stomata are found in sporophytes with larger capsules, but capsules devoid of stomata are variable in size (Paton and Pearce, 1957). Mosses (Bryophyta). sporopollenin. Its surrounding area is composed of parenchyma cells and well fitted with stomata. Changes in wall architecture coupled with a decrease in total pectin explain the inability of mature stomata to move. Egunyomi, A. Although losses of stomata have been documented in mosses, the extent to which this evolutionary process occurred remains relatively unexplored. We initiated this study by plotting the known occurrences of stomata loss and numbers per capsule on the most recent moss phylogeny. stalk of Bryophytes. 222, 84–90. The early divergent mosses universally lack pore-producing stomata. Anatomical and developmental analyses identify two distinct types of internal spaces in mosses and document the loss of peripheral spaces strictly associated with guard cells and the retention of internal spaces in taxa without stomata. Andreas, B. K. (2013). If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. Vitt, D. H., and Buck, W. R. (1984). The capsule is wide and green at the base where the calyptra ends and the narrowly constricted area of the apophysis houses stomata (arrow). nov. N. Z. J. Bot. Capsule is a pear-shaped structure, the upper portion of which is covered by a cap-like calyptra, which later on falls off. 11. We further speculated that stomatal losses were accompanied by anatomical and developmental modification within the sporophyte. Based on our observations, they are present at the lower part of capsule, and even in the transition between urn and neck. As illustrated in the immature Leucobryum and mature Atrichum, Ephemerum and Plagiomnium capsules, the circumsporangial space extends around the entire spore sac, providing a protective and nutritive matrix during spore differentiation. • Capsule is erect when young but becomes pendant at maturity. Figure 4. 183, 1053–1063. The evolution of the stomatal apparatus: intercellular spaces and sporophyte water relations in bryophytes—two ignored dimensions. B) Middle part done clear. The capsule consists of three portions, i.e., basal apophysis, central theca and terminal operculum. The circumsporangial spaces are strategically positioned around and above the sporogenous tissue at the region where the central strand of conducting tissue abruptly ends in the neck. 355, 769–793. Autoicous or rarely dioicous. A Monograph of the Ptychomniaceae (Bryopsida). Stomata-containing capsules showing internal circumsporangial space (arrows) that forms between the embryonic endothecium and amphithecium, extends into the neck, and is involved in hydrating and nourishing the spore sac during development. Avaliable online at: http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/Mosses_online/Pterigynandraceae.pdf. The central part of median vein formed by narrow parenchymatous cells. Two types of intercellular spaces that develop differently are seen in peristomate mosses, those associated with stomata and those that surround the spore sac. Layers of placental nutritive cells transport materials from parent to embryos. A primitive conductive system that carries water and nutrients runs up the gametophyte’s stalk, but does not extend into the leaves. Observations on the stomatal complex in ten species of mosses (Pottiaceae, Bryopsida). doi: 10.2307/2806531. Flora of North America Editorial Committee (New York, NY: Oxford University Press), 225–257. 86, 179–185. KR designed the study, conducted anatomical studies, prepared the figures, analyzed the data, and wrote the manuscript. These unique architectural features preclude comparisons with more derived peristomate mosses and suggest that true stomata evolved after mosses diversified (Duckett and Pressel, 2018). How these anatomical differences impact nutrient movement and capsule function are in need of further studied. Light micrograph (LM) longitudinal section of solid cylindrical capsule with spore mother cells (SM), columella (Co) and conducting strand (CS) in seta. Some examples of bryophytes include Sphagnum (peat moss) and Polytrichum (true moss). The doughnut shaped guard cell of P. patens has a small round pore (Figure 7E) and a very reduced substomatal cavity (Figure 7F). 1A). (a): Apophysis is basal portion of capsule in continuation with seta. Calyptrae cucullate, covering the upper part of the capsules, rarely mitrate, smooth. “Fissidentaceae,” in Flora of North America North of Mexico, Vol. Milne, J., and Klazenga, N. (2012). Beneath it is photosynthetic spongy layer. 11:567. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.00567. (E) Small round pore (arrow) of the single-celled stoma. These cells are conducting in nature. Rather, water and solutes are sequestered around the developing spores, and resources are utilized and replenished as needed. 9. Bryophys. Am. Stark, L. (2015). In some mosses that lack stomata, like Leucobryum, this circumsporangial space is found only during capsule development (Figure 5). (2014). Image credit: Jeffrey J. Duckett. Am. Photo by Kristian PetersLiverwort capsules lack stomata. The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest. *Correspondence: Karen S. Renzaglia, firstname.lastname@example.org, Front. Sporophytes of mosses were fixed in 2% glutaraldehyde in 0.05M NaPO4 buffer, washed three times in 0.05M NaPO4 buffer and post-fixed for 20 min in 1% OsO4 in 0.05M NaPO4 buffer. All authors read and approved the manuscript. WB assisted with generating the phylogenetic tree, conducted literature searches, compiled data tables, and assisted in anatomical studies. Contrasting pectin polymers in guard cell walls of Arabidopsis and the hornwort Phaeoceros reflect physiological differences. Nat. The astomate capsule of Atrichum provides abundant clues to the potential role of the internal spaces in moss capsules. A., and Pearce, J. V. (1957). The circumsporangial space forms between the embryonic endothecium and amphithecium, prior to the proliferation of sporogenous tissue, and extends the length of the spore sac when the archesporium is a single cell layer (Figures 4A, 5A). In ppsmf1 knockout lines no stomata form on the moss sporophyte (Chater et al., 2016). 1c, d); leaf double. Flora of North America Editorial Committee (New York, NY: Oxford University Press), 40–41. The very large calyptra over the capsule confirms this as a species of Encalypta.It differs from E. ciliata by the unfringed calyptra, and from E. rhaptocarpa and E. streptocarpa by its smooth capsules. J. Bryol. mouth (peristome: a ring of interlocking, toothlike structures on the upper part of the moss capsule, often specialized for gradual spore discharge)-stoma. This is a low estimate given the scant record of descriptions and counts of stomata in mosses. (B) SEM Plagiomnium. The multilayered median vein is the main part. Specimens were rinsed in distilled water and dehydrated in a graded ethanol series ending with 100% ethanol. It originates from the inner layer of amphithecium. Edwards, D., Kerp, H., and Hass, H. (1998). Thin sections (60–90 nm) were collected on nickel grids, incubated with 2% BSA in 0.02M PBS for immunogold labeling. Correct option (a) lower part. Flagellated sperm swim through a thin film of water, drawn by chemical attractants to the archegonia. Octodiceras and Fontinalis (Supplementary Data) or semi aquatic taxa when submerged. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. The life cycle below depicts the alternation between the haploid and diploid generation in a typical moss. These cells have intercellular spaces. (D) Two mature Polytrichastrum capsules, left without calyptra and right covered by calyptra (C). (2012). A late Silurian flora from the lower old red sandstone of south-west dyfed. (1984). Sterile columella is present in capsule. Here we present a comparative study of sporo- Sporangia of Tortilicaulis from the Silurian are spiraled and similar in shape to Takakia (Figures 3D,E). 373:20160498. Liu, Y., Johnson, M. G., Cox, C. J., Medina, R., Devos, N., Vanderpoorten, A., et al. Performance & security by Cloudflare, Please complete the security check to access. Keywords: stomata, mosses, guard cells, intercellular space, capsule, land plant evolution, Citation: Renzaglia KS, Browning WB and Merced A (2020) With Over 60 Independent Losses, Stomata Are Expendable in Mosses. Pursell, R. A. mainly at high altitudes. Received: 20 February 2020; Accepted: 16 April 2020;Published: 28 May 2020. J. Hattori Bot. B Biol. moss Physcomitrella patens has conserved homologues of angiosperm EPF, TMM and at least one ERECTA gene that function together to permit the correct patterning of stomata and that, moreover, elements of the module retain function when transferred to Arabidopsis. (D,E,G,I) Polytrichastrum ohiensis with approximately 100 stomata in right hand column. Substomatal cavities begin to develop at the spear stage in concert with guard cell differentiation before sporogenesis. Our examinations of the internal organization of tissues and their development in capsules confirm that the mosses in early divergent lineages, Takakia, Andreaea and Sphagnaceae, lack any type of intercellular space in the sterile tissue of the capsule, and that peristomate mosses possess intercellular spaces some time in development even if stomata are absent (Duckett and Pressel, 2018). The right column indicates the number of families that include taxa without stomata, over the total number of families in the order. Origin and function of stomata in the moss Physcomitrella patens. Flora of North America Editorial Committee (New York, NY: Oxford University Press), 207–224. ← In most moss species, the upper part of the capsule freatures a ring of toothlike structures known as the peristome • The peristome is specialized for gradual spore dischage, taking advantage of periodic wind gusts tha can carry spores long distances. New Phytol. Indeed, the estimated median stem age of Takakia and Sphagnum based on the oldest fossil land plants is 465 Ma, while those for Tetraphis and Oedipodium are 309 and 298 Ma, respectively (Laenen et al., 2014). The formation of substomatal cavities involves deposition of a fluid in the cavity that does not localize for pectins, suggesting it is not mucilaginous in nature (Merced and Renzaglia, 2014, 2016). In capsule of Funaria stomata are present only in apophysis. Lab. (C) Immunogold labeling TEM shows the liquid in the developing circumsporangial space is positive for the LM19 antibody that recognize homogalacturonan pectin (small black dots). Of these, 63 are estimated to be independent losses based on phylogenetic relationships. Life-Cycle of Mosses. Stomata are present on the lower part of capsule. Stomata have been eliminated in over 60 moss genera/lineages in capsules that are highly modified in anatomy compared with their stomata-bearing relatives. 5:5134. (B) LM cross section at the capsule urn showing solid capsule wall, developing sporogenous region (S) and circumsporangial space (IS) forming between the capsule wall and spore sac. (2015). Mosses . Early Devonian sporangia approximately 400 million years old demonstrate the occurrence of stomata scattered cross sporangia (Figure 3G), resembling the arrangement of pseudostomata in Sphagnum (Figure 3F), and restricted to the base similar to extant mosses (Figure 3H). In this plant, large spaces remain around and below the spore sac throughout development. Renzaglia, K. S. (1978). Its wall consists of epidermis that contains stomata. Takakia resembles other mosses in that gradual seta elongation elevates the capsule and there is a strand of water conducting cells that ends at the capsule base, albeit the cells in the strand are fundamentally different in development, and structure from those of moss hydroids (Renzaglia et al., 1997, 2000, 2007). The Time Tree of Life. Trans. Where a seta is present it elongates early, while the spore capsule is still undeveloped, and the elongation is by production of additional cells. doi: 10.1080/0028825X.2005.9512997, Goffinet, B. You may need to download version 2.0 now from the Chrome Web Store. In the Orthotrichaceae, for example, capsules that are immersed in protective leaves still possess stomata (Merced and Renzaglia, 2017) and cleistocarpic capsules of Ephemerum and P. patens also have stomata (Merced and Renzaglia, 2013). (1984). In some mosses, the guard cells are round in cross section, have thick walls, and do not open and close (Ziegler 1987). This circumsporangial space forms in the young capsule just interior to the solid capsule wall in a zone between the amphithecium and endothecium, the two primary embryonic regions (Figure 4B). New York: Oxford University Press, 138–145. (B) Fully expanded capsule. Nat. J. Hattori Bot. Front. As the sister taxon to peristomate mosses, Oedipodium represents the earliest divergent moss lineage to possess stomata. (1998) with permission. Capsule anatomy reflects the absence or pores as intercellular spaces are lacking in Takakia, Andreaea, and Sphagnum and the capsule wall and columella are solid throughout. Duckett, J. G., Pressel, S., P’ng, K. M., and Renzaglia, K. S. (2009). The Pterobryaceae of the Southern United States, Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies. Leaves, C. Stem, D. All-of-these question asked in General Knowledge, Biology, Diversity of Living A. We tested the hypothesis that stomata were lost repeatedly throughout the history of mosses and not restricted to derived taxa. Commun. Bryol. Bot. B) Stem done clear. Our anatomical studies point to modified architectural features that accompanied stomata loss and led to fundamentally different, but equally effective, internal hydration and capsule maturation. Ann. This anatomy reveals there are different architectural arrangements of tissues within moss capsules that are equally effective in accomplishing the essential processes of sporogenesis and spore dispersal. a) Theca: It is central part of the capsule. Fossil plants from the Silurian and early Devonian demonstrate that the range of variability in sporangia seen in extant mosses existed approximately 400 million years ago. All of these distinctive capsules are erect, lack peristomes, do not contain a swollen capsule base (apophysis) or distinctive neck where stomata are housed, and disperse spores simultaneously with capsule dehiscence through sutures. Losses of stomata in peristomate mosses are numerous and widespread throughout acrocarps and pleurocarps (Figure 1). Both genera in the Tetraphidaceae have erect cylindrical capsules with simple anatomy and minimal neck. The oldest fossil sporangia were valvate and contained stomata evenly dispersed on the surface similar to pseudostomata of Sphagnum, or aggregated at the base in a location that is reminiscent of those on moss necks and apophyses. Newton, A. E., Wikström, N., Shaw, A. J., Hedges, S. B., and Kumar, S. (2009). This internal space develops with the deposition of fluid that results in an expanding schism between capsule wall and spore sac. Jennings, O. E. (1913). LM longitudinal sections of astomate capsule. Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. So, they appear on the capsule, but not on the 'leafy' part of the plant, which is the gametophyte. Line drawing overlay of part of the capsule shows the arrangement of stomata. venter. Stomata are absent in the leaf. Recent studies reveal that diurnal cycles of opening and closing, and responses to ABA and desiccation, which are key to water relations in tracheophytes, do not occur in hornworts (Pressel et al., 2018). Moss capsules were collected locally in Southern Illinois over the growing season to ensure observations of early and late stages of development. Orders in red lack stomata, green have pseudostomata, black have stomata (no records of losses), and blue have documented losses of stomata. Commun. Capsule is erect when young but becomes pendant at maturity. (G) LM of liquid-filled intercellular spaces (arrowhead) that are part of the circumsporangial space and not associated with the epidermis of a P. patens class 1 KNOX mutant that lacks stomata. J. Hattori Bot. Oedipodium, the ﬁ rst extant moss with true stomata, has an elaborated capsule with numerous long-pored stomata; in contrast, the reduced and short-lived Ephemerumhas few round-pored stomata. Grimmia, in contrast, has been reported to have conducting tissue in the gametophyte but none in the sporophyte, while Buxbaumia has hydroids but no leptoids solely in the sporophyte. Capsule anatomy in these three ancient lineages reflects the absence of pores as intercellular spaces are lacking and the capsule wall and columella are solid throughout. (F) Reduced substomatal cavity∗. Ph.D. dissertation, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Hébant, C. (1977). Figure 5. (2015). (2007). Consequently, we turned to the fossil record for clues as to when in moss evolution stomata evolved. C. Operculum and columela. (F) Bartramia pomiforme group of stomata in fluorescence. 29 Bio. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcw029. Stylites, a vascular land plant without stomata absorbs CO2 via its roots. J. Exp. 60 stomata estimated in the capsule. With contemporary phylogenies pointing to hornworts as the earliest divergent bryophyte group (Puttick et al., 2018; Renzaglia et al., 2018), stomata are best interpreted as plesiomorphic in land plants, especially given that Leiosporoceros, the sister taxon to other hornworts, possesses stomata. The very rare E. brevicollis has the upper part of the back of the nerve not shiny (because it is roughened), and its capsules have a peristome. Specimens were observed using a Hitachi S570 scanning electron microscope. Even in the groups with high numbers of stomata there are species with single digit to zero stomata. With development of the spore sac that contains 100s of spores (S), the columella (Co) has partially degenerated and the intercellular spaces are closed (arrow) or residual (IS). 44, 31–90. D) Lower part of capsule done clear. Unlike substomatal cavities, circumsporangial spaces form in all capsules of peristomate mosses regardless of whether they have stomata or not. Oedipodium, the first extant moss with true stomata, has an elaborated capsule with numerous long-pored stomata; in contrast, the reduced and short-lived Ephemerum has few round-pored stomata. Apophysis : Apophysis is basal sterile portion of capsule in continuation with seta. D. Stem. Palaeontology 22, 23–52. Stomata in early land plants: an anatomical and ecophysiological approach. Figure 2. This includes the Sphagnales that produce high numbers of pseudostomata (100–200 per capsule) that have been interpreted as either independent from stomata in origin (Duckett et al., 2009) or modified stomata (Merced, 2015; Merced and Renzaglia, 2017). Mosses have filamentous protonemata. Klazenga, N. (2012a). (2018). Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. (1982). A revision of Blindia (Seligeriaceae) from Southern South America. In comparison, early diversification of the moss assemblage apparently was not dependent on the existence of stomata as Takakiales and Andreaeopsida, two of the oldest moss clades, are stomata free. “Polytrichaceae,” in Flora of North America North of Mexico, ed. The capsule is erect, short-cylindrical, smooth but somewhat ribbed when young and dry and stomata are absent. Divers. Four families include no members with stomata. This is exemplified in the large capsules of Oedipodium, Funaria, and Polytrichum with extensive interconnected systems of substomatal cavities and underlying intercellular spaces versus the reduced capsules of Ephemerum and P. patens that have small substomatal cavities and a reduced circumsporangial space (Merced and Renzaglia, 2013, 2014, 2016). Resolution of the ordinal phylogeny of mosses using targeted exons from organellar and nuclear genomes. Extant diversity of bryophytes emerged from successive post-Mesozoic diversification bursts. In many capsules with stomata such as Funaria, circumsporangial spaces extend into the apophysis and eventually connect with substomatal cavities, forming an elaborate system of internal spaces (Merced and Renzaglia, 2016). Figure 7. Spores spherical, small, numerous, papillose. In this arrangement, sporogenous tissue is hydrated and provided with a constant source of nutrients. Hattaway, R. A. Your IP: 18.104.22.168 Origins and evolution of stomatal development. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms. short filament of photosynthetic cells once spore is germinated . Where a seta is present it elongates early, while the spore capsule is still undeveloped, and the elongation is by production of additional cells. Based on data mining from published literature, stomata are absent in 74 genera and 40 families of mosses, accounting for at least 63 independent losses in the phylogeny of mosses (Figure 1 and Supplementary Data). There are no evident trends in numbers in either direction with divergence time. Chater, C. C., Caine, R. S., Fleming, A. J., and Gray, J. E. (2017). Grids were observed unstained with a Hitachi H7650 transmission electron microscope at 60 kV. Stomata can be present on stems, but constitute a less prominent epidermal component in the stem than in the leaf (Esau, 1977, p. 259). Plant Physiol. Bryophyte flora of Uganda. It is parenchymatous cells. Sci. Yu, N.-N., and Jia, Y. Plants 2, 1–7. Flora of North America Editorial Committee (New York, NY: Oxford University Press), 331–357. The conducting strand (CS) of hydroids (H) and leptoids (L) ends abruptly at the circumsporangial space and spore sac. (2007). Grids were rinsed with PBS followed by distilled/deionized autoclaved filtered water, and dried at room temperature. Which is not a part of moss capsule [CBSE PMT 1988] A) Peristome done clear. No stomata-lacking capsules have substomatal cavities and associated spaces but all capsules of peristomate mosses examined in this study possess circumsporangial cavities, regardless of whether they have stomata or not (Figures 4F, 5, 6). (G) LM longitudinal section at the constriction showing chloroplast rich cells next to spaces associated with substomatal region on the right and the circumsporangial space to the far left. A generic revision of the Lembophyllaceae. 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