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"Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose"

-- Richard Dawkins

Introduction to Pteridophyta

The word cryptogams is a synthesis of two Greek terms kruptos meaning ‘hidden’ and gamos meaning ‘wedded’. This single term encompasses all plants that...

Classification of Pteridophytes

The term Pteridophyta was first coined by Haeckel. Eichler (1883) divided the plant kingdom into Cryptogamia and Phanerogamia. The Cryptogamia was further divided into...

Origin of Pteridophytes

They are the earliest known vascular plants which originated in the Silurian period (400 million years ago) of Palaeozoic Era and subsequently diversified and...

Telome Theory

A telome is defined as “branch having no leaves but dichotomous branching at either apex or at base or both” i.e., it is the...

Origin Of Bryophytes

Though almost in all cases, when we talk about origin, it goes about the discussion of fossil, bryophytes don't have any primitive form...

Anthoceros: The Hornworts

Systematic position Division: BryophytaClass: AnthoceropsidaOrder: AnthocerotalesFamily: AnthocerotaceaeGenus: Anthoceros Habit and Habitat The name 'Anthoceros' means 'flower horn' and refers to the characteristics horn-shaped saprophyte. Anthocerosis a genus of...

Sphagnum: A Useful Peat

(AB: This article only contains the use of peat from Sphagnum and it's uses in gardening. Although some constructive discussions are in here to...

Porella: The Leafy Liverworts

Systematic Position Division  : Bryophyta Class      : Hepaticopsida Order     : Jungermanniales Family   : Porallaceae Genus    : PorellaHabit And Habitat Porella the only genus of the...

Selaginella: Tale of spikemosses

Selaginella sp.  is a sole genus of vascular plant under family Selaginellaceae and order Selaginellales. The member of this order have herbaceous stems that...

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