Definitions for "Pleurocarpous"
Side-fruited; -- said of those true mosses in which the pedicels or the capsules are from lateral archegonia; -- opposed to acrocarpous.
Officially a moss with fruit not at the end of the leaves. The plant grows as a mat-liek structure, lying on the ground. See Acrocarpous. Slaapmos
Having the capsules borne on short, lateral branches.