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Arctic rustwort
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Division:
Class:
Jungermanniopsida
Order:
Jungermanniales
Family:
Gymnomitriaceae
Genus:
Marsupella
Species:
M. arctica
Binomial name
Marsupella arctica
(Berggr.) Bryhn & Kaal.

Marsupella arctica, commonly known as Arctic rustwort, is a species of liverwort found in the Northern Hemisphere. It is present in Alaska and Greenland and has a European distribution confined to Scotland and Svalbard. The Scottish population was first discovered in 1989 and is restricted to two sites in the Cairngorm mountains - the Lairig Ghru and Beinn a' Bhùird.

The species occupies montane and alpine habitats, and in Britain is classified as a "Vulnerable".

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