kingdom Plantae


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Related to kingdom Plantae: kingdom Fungi, kingdom Animalia
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Noun1.kingdom Plantae - (botany) the taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct plantskingdom Plantae - (botany) the taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct plants
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
kingdom - the highest taxonomic group into which organisms are grouped; one of five biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia
Thallophyta - used only in former classifications: comprising what is now considered a heterogeneous assemblage of flowerless and seedless organisms: algae; bacteria; fungi; lichens
division Tracheophyta, Tracheophyta - in former classifications: comprising plants with a vascular system including ferns and fern allies as well as seed plants
plant order - the order of plants
Bryophyta, division Bryophyta - a division of nonflowering plants characterized by rhizoids rather than true roots and having little or no organized vascular tissue and showing alternation of generations between gamete-bearing forms and spore-bearing forms; comprises true mosses (Bryopsida) and liverworts (Hepaticopsida) and hornworts (Anthoceropsida)
division Pteridophyta, Pteridophyta - containing all the vascular plants that do not bear seeds: ferns, horsetails, club mosses, and whisk ferns; in some classifications considered a subdivision of Tracheophyta
division Spermatophyta, Spermatophyta - seed plants; comprises the Angiospermae (or Magnoliophyta) and Gymnospermae (or Gymnospermophyta); in some classification systems Spermatophyta is coordinate with Pteridophyta (spore producing plants having vascular tissue and roots) and Bryophyta (spore producing plants lacking vascular tissue and roots)
Phanerogamae - in former classification systems: one of two major plant divisions, including all seed-bearing plants; superseded by the division Spermatophyta
Cryptogamia - in former classification systems: one of two major plant divisions, including all plants that do not bear seeds: ferns, mosses, algae, fungi
plant family - a family of plants
plant genus - a genus of plants
Lycophyta - used in some classifications for the class Lycopsida: club mosses
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PLanta photosynthetic, eukaryotic, unior multicellular organisms of the kingdom Plantae form a large part of the foundation of all life on our planet.
Table 1 Publications in conservation genetics (1980-2010) performed on Austral and Neotropical America (ANA) Publications Proportion in Taxonomic groups (N) Kingdom Plantae (%) Kingdom Plantae 303 Division Chlorophyta (algae) 1 <1 Rhodophyta (algae) 2 <1 Cycadophyta 7 2.
Most seaweeds are not sea vegetables per se; their scientific classification is not the Kingdom Plantae but the Kingdom Protista.