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Define the kingdom of plants.
A group of organisms that share a common green algae ancestor.
Renamed to Kingdom Virdiplantae to include reason.
Non vascular plants lack vascular tissue, while vascular plants
have water-conducting xylem and food -conducting phloem strands of tissues in there stems, roots and leaves. (have lignified tissues for conducting water, minerals, and photosynthetic products through the plant.)
Vascular plants include the ferns, clubmosses, flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms.
Nonvascular land plants include three phyla (are not monophyletic). What are they called?
Mosses, liverworts, and hornworts.
Most Live Home
Seedless vascular plants include(monphyletic lineages)
club mosses and ferns (whisk and horsetails).
Can mary find whisky and hennessey?
Gymnosperms have seeds that protect their embryos. Give an example.
conifers (cones)
not edible.
are adaptations of angiosperms.
attract pollinaters.
Name the four major groups of land plants.
Nonvasular land plants
Seedless vascular plants
No Seed gives apples.
Land plants are protected from desiccation. What is meant by that and how?
Dessication is the tendency of organisms to lose water to the air. Plants are protected from is as an adaptation to living on land. By a waxy cuticle that is impermeable.
What is secreted onto their exposed surfaces? How does that prevent desiccation?