One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A division of flowerless green plants that comprises the ferns and their relatives.
- ‘Consider the ‘Pteridophyta’ (vascular plants that reproduce by spores) are they a monophyletic group or a grade?’
- ‘The database includes the data on the spread of the autochthonous and majority of the alochthonous species of pteridophyta and anthophyta in Slovenia.’
- ‘Polyploidy occurs in the heterosporous and homosporous Pteridophyta, but with a much higher frequency in the latter.’
Modern Latin (plural), from Greek pteris, pterid- ‘fern’ + phuton ‘plant’.
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