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Which of the following is responsible for peat formation?

  • Marchantia

  • Riccia

  • Funaria

  • Sphagnum

Answer

D.

Sphagnum

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.

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.