Bryophytes do not have to conduct tissues. They are non-vascular terrestrial plants of moist habitats in which a multicellular diploid sporophyte lives as a parasite on an independent multicellular haploid gametophyte.
- Plants occur in damp and shaded areas
- The plant body is thallus like, i.e. prostrate or erect
- It is attached to the substratum by rhizoids, which are unicellular or multicellular
- They lack true vegetative structure and have a root-like, stem-like and leaf-like structure
- Plants lack the vascular system (xylem, phloem)