what is difference between Gymnosperms and Angiosperms ?
Asked by | 25th Jun, 2008, 09:21: AM
Higher plants are often divided into two main groups: angiosperms and gymnosperms. Angiosperms include all flowering plants which are often again divided into monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous plants. Both gymnosperms and angiosperms have vascular tissue and both produce seeds. However, the seeds of angiosperms are surrounded by the wall of the ovary of the flower which forms the fruit, whereas gymnosperms do not possess this structure. Their seeds are described as naked (Gymnosperm from the Greek: gymnos - naked, sperm - seed). Botanists place the angiosperms in the group (division) Angiophyta but the Gymnosperms do not form a coherent group and are separated into four divisions.
Answered by | 25th Jun, 2008, 08:16: PM
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