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division Pteridophyta

What is the domain of a fern?

Domain Eukarya

What kingdom is whisk fern in?

Plantae

What is the scientific name for whisk fern?

Psilotum

Are whisk ferns Lycophytes?

Phylum Monilophyta: Class Psilotopsida (Whisk Ferns) Whisk ferns were considered an early pterophytes. However, recent comparative DNA analysis suggests that this group may have lost both leaves and roots through evolution and is more closely related to ferns.

Can Lycophytes reproduce asexually?

Lycophytes, also known as the ‘fern allies’, are a clade of vascular plants similar to ferns but have unique leaves called microphylls. They are primitive plants and lack seeds, wood, fruit and flowers. As with the ferns, lycophytes produce spores for reproduction and are both wind-pollinated and dispersed.

What is the difference between ferns and Lycophytes?

Ferns are an ancient group of around 12,000 vascular plants. Lycophytes, also known as the ‘fern allies’, are a group of roughly 1250 primitive plant species. They similar to ferns but have unique leaves called ‘microphylls’ which have only a single vein. Fern fronds are the leaves of ferns.

Why is a club moss not a moss?

Most species of clubmosses prefer cool, shady and moist woodlands. They are not true mosses, which are non-vascular. Clubmosses are larger and taller. Clubmoss reproduction occurs through the dispersal of spores, found in sporangia, located singly or in groups, or in a yellow cone-like tip known as a strobilus.

What is the difference between Lycophytes and Monilophytes?

Lycophytes have proto-steles. Very basic stele of vascular tissue with no pith. In monilophytes, the gametophyte dies off once the sporophyte is firmly established and reaches a large enough size.

Do Monilophytes produce flagellated sperm?

ii. Monilophytes: These are the ferns and their allies; they form a a monophyletic group of euphyllophyte plants (with true leaves) that, like all plants we have considered, do not produce seeds and have swimming sperm.