Definition of vascular cryptogam in English:

vascular cryptogam

Line breaks: vas¦cu|lar crypto|gam

noun

Botany
A plant of the division Pteridophyta, i.e. a fern, horsetail, or clubmoss.
More example sentences
  • This manual describes all of the flowering plants and vascular cryptogams, both native and naturalized, occurring within the borders of British Columbia.
  • There is not a hint of flower or bud to be seen, but this is not a flowering plant at all; it is a cryptogam, a vascular cryptogam, classed with ferns and horse-tails and club-mosses.
  • There are a few references worth checking out if you are interested in pursuing ferns and fern allies (the vascular cryptogams) further.

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