Plant Classification : Types Of Plants
Plant kingdom can be broadly classified into two types based on their reproductive system.
1. Spore bearing plants
2. Seed bearing plants
The following flow diagram shows you how plants are classified based on this criteria.
Spore Bearing Plants
Algae, mosses, ferns and their relatives belong to this type of plants. Spores are very small and are formed in the sporangia. Each spore has a small amount of fundamental genetic matter in a compact sheathe.
Seed Bearing Plants
Plants that reproduce by means of seeds belong to this type of plants. Conifers or gymnosperms and flowering plants or gymnosperms reproduce by seeds. Each seed contains an embryo and a food supply. This is surrounded by a seed casing. A germinating seed is nurtured by the food reserves until it can begin to make its own.
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- Types Of Plants : Plant Classification
Types of plants. Plant classification according to major criteria.