Definition of Pteridophyta in English:


Syllabification: Pter·i·doph·y·ta
Pronunciation: /ˌterəˈdäfitə
  • A division of flowerless green plants that comprises the ferns and their relatives.
    • Division Pteridophyta: classes Filicopsida (ferns), Sphenopsida (horsetails), and Lycopsida (club mosses)
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    • Consider the ‘Pteridophyta’ (vascular plants that reproduce by spores) are they a monophyletic group or a grade?
    • Polyploidy occurs in the heterosporous and homosporous Pteridophyta, but with a much higher frequency in the latter.
    • The database includes the data on the spread of the autochthonous and majority of the alochthonous species of pteridophyta and anthophyta in Slovenia.


modern Latin (plural), from Greek pteris, pterid- 'fern' + phuton 'plant'.

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