One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A class of pteridophyte plants that comprises the club mosses and their extinct relatives.
- ‘Asteroxylon could be seen as an intermediate in the evolution of true leaves in the Lycopsida.’
- ‘For example each of the major taxa of vascular plants may be considered as either Classes (e.g. Lycopsida) or the next higher rank, a Division.’
- ‘The clade Lycopsida, of which the living lycopsids are members, also diverged in the Early Devonian.’
- ‘Members of the Lycopsida have true stems, leaves and (usually) roots.’
Modern Latin (plural), from Greek lukos ‘wolf’ + opsis ‘appearance’.
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