A plant that is characterized by the presence of conducting tissue.
- Subkingdom Tracheophyta: divisions Pteridophyta (ferns, horsetails, and clubmosses) and Spermatophyta (cycads, conifers, and flowering plants).
- Both seed plants and ferns are vascular plants, having conducting tissue in their steins.
- Lignin formation is an essential part of the development of xylem tissue in vascular plants.
- Plants were collected with flower or fruit, with the exception of seedless vascular plants, which were collected with sporangia.
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