Bryophyta is the traditional term for this division of non-vascular plants. In some modern classifications the term is restricted to the mosses. However, as the group shares some key features (such as an alternation of generations with the haploid plant body dominating) the term is still useful. The non-vascular plants are, in any event, related.
A person who studies bryophytes is called a bryologist. The study of bryophytes is named bryology.
- The British Bryological Society