Which of the following is responsible for peat formation ?

  • Option 1)

    Marchantia

  • Option 2)

    Riccia

  • Option 3)

    Funaria

  • Option 4)

    Sphagnum

 

Answers (1)

 

Bryopsida / Mosses -

Gamatophytic plant body is thalloid protonema and leafy with obliquely septate rhizoids and elaters absent in sporophytic stage.

- wherein

Eg. Sphagnum, Funaria

 

Peat is mainly an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter and Sphagnum accumulations can store water since both living and dead plants can hold large quantities of water and living matter (like meat eggs) for long distance transport inside their cells hence, it is responsible for peat formation.

 


Option 1)

Marchantia

Incorrect

Option 2)

Riccia

Incorrect

Option 3)

Funaria

Incorrect

Option 4)

Sphagnum

Correct

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