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Pteridophytes - Ferns

Pteridophytes are vascular plants (plants with xylem and phloem) that produce neither flowers nor seeds, and are hence called vascular cryptogams. Instead, they reproduce and disperse only via spores.

Modern studies of the land plants agree that all the pteridophytes share a single common ancestor. However, they are not a clade (monophyletic group) because the seed plants are also descended from within this group—probably close relatives of the progymnosperms.

Source: Wikipedia

To see or download the bibliography of Prof. Dr Jan  Kornaś and Prof. Dr Anna Medwecka – Kornaś, who did a lot of research on Pteridophyta click here


For Ferns in Zambia see website:  Flora of Zambia



Cyathea dregei
Cyathea dregei
Selaginella imbricata
Selaginella imbricata
Arthropteris
Arthropteris
 Updated: 30 Oct. 2014
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