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The Bryaceae are acrocarpous mosses The family has been polyphyletic in the past according to Weber & Wittman and has undergone recent changes. More so, perhaps, than with the other mosses shown on gilaflora.com, ID's of the Bryum species are the best I can come up with but must be taken as tentative. The genus Pohlia has been classically a member of the Bryaceae, but more recently has been placed into the Mniaceae. It has been suggested that Pohlia may need its own family. We treat Pohlia here for lack of a clearcut answer.