Cryptogamia


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Noun1.Cryptogamia - in former classification systems: one of two major plant divisions, including all plants that do not bear seeds: ferns, mosses, algae, fungi
division - (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum
kingdom Plantae, plant kingdom, Plantae - (botany) the taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct plants
Phanerogamae - in former classification systems: one of two major plant divisions, including all seed-bearing plants; superseded by the division Spermatophyta
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On the germination, development, and fructification of the higher Cryptogamia, and on the fructification of the Coniferae.
The wreath from the Yorkshire Naturalists' Union was a reindeer moss - a tribute to another of his botanical interests, cryptogamia, plants that reproduce by spores.
Moreover, mosses, like ferns, liverworts, lichens, algae, and mushrooms, were plants that Linnaeus called Cryptogamia, or clandestine marriage, meaning plants whose reproductive mechanisms he could not identify.