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A member of a formerly recognized taxonomic group that included all seedless plants and plantlike organisms, such as mosses, algae, ferns, lichens, and fungi.

[From New Latin Cryptogamia, former group name : crypto- + -gamia, -gamy.]

cryp′to·gam′ic, cryp·tog′a·mous (-tŏg′ə-məs) adj.
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Adj.1.cryptogamic - of or relating to a cryptogam
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Photosynthesis from land-based plants (including lichen and other cryptogamic species) and from ocean-bound algae (including cyanobacteria which are photosynthetic prokaryotes) is the primary, naturally occurring process for removing carbon dioxide from the Earth's atmosphere.
The specimens of Hysterium lineare (Hysteriaceae, Ascomycota) in the Farlow Cryptogamic Herbarium.
Eldridge DJ, Semple WS, Koen TB (2000a) Dynamics of cryptogamic soil crusts in a derived grassland in south-eastern Australia.
So, this weak rate of the herbivors attack on the culture supposrts the hypothesis that the foliar trichomes are the source of the limitation of the insects attack in the intercropping plots, thereby limiting the progress of cryptogamic deseases generally conveyed by these latters[43, 44, 60, 61,15].
415, 419-21 (2014) (describing the harmful effects of overgrazing as a danger to native plants, stream hydrology, cryptogamic soil crusts, clean water, atmospheric dust particulate concentration, water supply, wildlife, archaeological sites, recreational resources, and aesthetic resources).
[13] Ono, Y., "Uredinales collected in the Kaghan Valley, Pakistan," In: Cryptogamic flora of Pakistan, Nat.
2005a.- Cryptogamic epiphytes in primary and recovering upper montane oak forests of Costa Rica-species richness, community composition and ecology.
Moreover, the alluvial soils of meadows not easily flooded can also be used for wine-growing, but generally they are not because of damaging phenomena related to the water supply and the weather--frost, hoarfrost and fog--combined with cryptogamic diseases.
Barkman, J.J.--1958--Phytosociology and ecology of cryptogamic epiphytes--Van Gorcum, Assen.