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Any of numerous primarily land-dwelling plants having a sporophytic embryo that develops within gametophytic tissue, including the bryophytes and the vascular plants. Also called land plant.

em′bry·o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.


any of a subkingdom of plants, Embryophyta, that encompasses most land plants, such as trees, flowers and mosses
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Taxonomic Species 2000 & IUCN Red List: NCBI Taxonomy: classification ITIS Catalogue Plantae > Eukaryota > of Life: Tracheophyta > Viridiplantae > Plantae > Liliopsida > Streptophyta > Tracheophyta > Orchidales > Streptophytina Liliopsida > Orchidaceae > > Embryophyta > Asparagales > Dendrobium > Tracheophyta > Orchidaceae > Dendrobium Euphyllophyta > Dendrobium > officinale Spermatophyta > Dendrobium Magnoliophyta > catenatum Mesangiospermae Lindl.
Available data suggest that the first major diversification of aquaporins occurred in land plants (Embryophyta), with seven classes or subfamilies currently documented for non-vascular plants (Bryophyta) such as moss (Danielson and Johanson, 2008).