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Taxonavigation: Sphaerocarpales 
Classification System: Söderström et al., 2016 (down to genus level)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Marchantiophyta
Classis: Marchantiopsida
Subclassis: Marchantiidae
Ordo: Sphaerocarpales

Familia: Monocarpaceae
Genus: Monocarpus
Species: M. sphaerocarpus


Monocarpus D.J.Carr, Austral. J. Bot. 4: 176. 1956

Type species: Monocarpus sphaerocarpus D.J.Carr



Primary references[edit]

  • Carr, D.J. (1956) Contributions to Australian bryology. 1. The structure, development, and systematic affinities of Monocarpus sphaerocarpus gen. et sp. nov. (Marchantiales). Australian Journal of Botany 4: 175–191.
  • Proskauer, J. (1961) Our Corpus and Carrpos. Taxon 10:155–156.

Additional references[edit]

  • Perold, S.M. (1999) Studies in the Sphaerocarpales (Hepaticae) from southern Africa. 1. The genus Monocarpus and its only member, M. sphaerocarpus. Bothalia 29(2): 225–230.
  • Proskauer, J. (1961) On Carrpos. I. Phytomorphology 11: 359–378.
  • Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1969) Three new records of southern hemisphere Bryophyta for South Africa. Journal of South African Botany 2: 109–112.


  • Söderström, L., Hagborg, A. & von Konrat, M. (eds). 2019. Monocarpus. ELPT: Early Land Plants Today . In: Roskov Y., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J. & Penev L. (eds.) 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Nov 29.
  • 2019. Monocarpus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Nov 29.