Pinus: Salient Features, Morphology and Reproduction

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Pinus are coniferous, evergreen resinous trees which are popularly known as pine. They belong to the family Pinaceae under order Coniferales of class Coiniferosida. Different species of the genus Pinus are distributed throughout the temperate and sub-alpine regions of Northern Hemisphere where they form dense forests of evergreen trees. They can grow up to 80 … Read more

Difference Between Angiosperms and Gymnosperms

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Angiosperms are known as flowering plants which include the trees, herbs, and shrubs.  They are vascular seed plants and form the largest and most diverse group within the kingdom Plantae. Around 300,000 species of angiosperms are found in the world which represents 80% of all the known green plants.  They have a proper root system … Read more

Gymnosperms: Salient Characteristic Features

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The gymnosperms are a group of seed-producing plants which are also known as Acrogymnospermae. The term ‘Gymnosperm’ is originated from two Greek words, ‘gymnos’ meaning naked and ‘sperma’ meaning seed. It is a smaller ancient group of plants that produce naked seeds because their seeds are not enclosed by a fruit. On earth, more than … Read more

Angiosperms: Salient Characteristic Features

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Generally, the seed-producing plants are known as an angiosperm. The word “angiosperm” is derived from the two Greek words, ‘angeion’ meaning case and ‘sperma’ meaning seed.  This type of plant produces fruits within which lies the seed or seeds. They can grow in different types of habitats. Based on habitats, they have various names such … Read more