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Which of the following is known as hornwort?

A

Riccia

B

Funaria

C

Anthoceros

D

Pteris

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Correct option is C)

Anthoceros is a genus of hornworts in the family Anthocerotaceae. The genus is global in its distribution. Its name means 'flower horn', and refers to the characteristic horn-shaped sporophytes that all hornworts produce.
Pteris is a genus of about 280 species of ferns in the Pteridaceae subfamily of the Pteridaceae. They are native to tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
Riccia is a genus of liverworts in the order Marchantiales. The plants are small. The plant body is a thallus that is not differentiated into root, stem, and leaf.
Marchantia is a genus in the family Marchantiaceae of the order Marchantiales, a group of liverworts. These are simple plants without roots or vascular systems. It is called liverwort.
Therefore, the correct answer is option C.

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