Plant Classification : Types Of Plants

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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.

Plant classification

Plant Classification
Plant Classification

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.

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Algae Under WaterSea AlgaeMoss on RockFernFern Leaves
Algae Under Water
Algae Under Water
Sea Algae
Sea Algae
Moss on Rock
Moss on Rock
Fern
Fern
Fern Leaves
Fern Leaves

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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Tulips in BloomConifer ConePine TreesWet FlowerOrchids
Tulips in Bloom
Tulips in Bloom
Conifer Cone
Conifer Cone
Pine Trees
Pine Trees
Wet Flower
Wet Flower
Orchids
Orchids

Comments 12 comments

Chacko 6 years ago

Good article....


rica 6 years ago

what is the photosenthisis


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sunumariam 5 years ago from India Author

@rica

Photosynthesis is the process by which green plants make food.


alexandra 4 years ago

so cute this flowers


swet 4 years ago

how about the vasculer and d nonvascular


AHASSAN 3 years ago

To classafy plants, we need to know unique characteristics of the plants in order to assign the group they blong. Such characteristics include morphology, anatomy, physiology, cytology,biochemistry and geographic distribution.


lhade 3 years ago

:P blh blh


mean 3 years ago

okiii


Ahed 2 years ago

Very bad


Hey 2 years ago

This is not cool


thegamingpug 2 years ago

you need more info


BerryMagickz 2 years ago

@thegamingpug so true

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