nonflowering plant

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Noun1.nonflowering plant - plants having vascular tissue and reproducing by sporesnonflowering plant - plants having vascular tissue and reproducing by spores
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
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
fern ally - pteridophytes of other classes than Filicopsida
tracheophyte, vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
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Armstrong and Armstrong (2009) found the first clear case of substantial pressurized ventilation in a nonflowering plant, Equisetum telmateia.
For example, if it were claimed that flowering plant vegetation (e.g., oak trees) had greater buoyancy than nonflowering plant vegetation (e.g., pine trees), it could be argued that the former might be deposited in the upper portions of the rock record.
(Berberidaceae), and 5 nonflowering plants: Photinia fraseri Dress (Rosaceae), Buxus microphylla Sieb.
What name is given to nonflowering plants of a division that comprises mosses and liverworts?
"That creates this problem," said van Eldijk."If they had a proboscis, what were they using it for?" The team suggested the insects used their tongues to suck up sugary droplets produced by nonflowering plants that made seeds, a group that includes today's pine trees.
Ephedra (Ephedra intermedia) belongs to family Ephedraceae and is a genus of nonflowering plants, related to Gnetales, very near relatives of angiosperms [3].
MANILA -- Huperzias are among the exotic nonflowering plants allied to ferns (Filices), Psylotums, Selaginellas, Equisetums and other sporebearing plants.
Already Gone Species known to have gone extinct, or extinct in the wild, since 1500 Mollusks 327 Birds 136 Flowering plants 110 Mammals 79 Fishes 68 Insects 60 Amphibians 39 Reptiles 22 Crustaceans 12 Nonflowering plants 10 Others 2 No known arachnid extinctions.
ACR3 is an arsenite efflux transporter gene found only in gymnosperms (nonflowering plants).
For nonflowering plants to add color to landscapes, baskets, and planters, try the Blazin' Lime Iresine.
Think of the diverse genomes as navigation beacons, says Brent Mishler of the University of California, Berkeley, who has championed a proposal submitted to the Department of Energy (DOE) for sequencing nonflowering plants. "You wouldn't want three [beacons] in Colorado and four in Texas and none anywhere else in the country," he says.
Four variables were analyzed by analysis of variance: relative maturity of plants with at least one panicle at the time of scoring (i.e., nonheaded plants were ignored), number of panicles per plant, percentage of sparse-flowering plants per plot (1-10 panicles per plant) and percentage of nonflowering plants per plot (no panicles).