nonvascular plant


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Noun1.nonvascular plant - any of numerous plants of the division Bryophyta
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)
moss - tiny leafy-stemmed flowerless plants
hepatic, liverwort - any of numerous small green nonvascular plants of the class Hepaticopsida growing in wet places and resembling green seaweeds or leafy mosses
nonvascular organism - organisms without vascular tissue: e.g. algae, lichens, fungi, mosses
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This nonvascular plant is harmless to the trees on which it grows.
This 15-25% decrease in length of growing season had no significant effect on percentage cover of Betula, Ledum, Vaccinium, Eriophorum (Table 4), or any of the other vascular or nonvascular plant species after 16 yr of treatment.
We compared water availability and water relations of dominant vascular species in a typically barren ("noncrusted") site with those growing in an area of well-developed cryptogamic crust ("crusted" site) composed of a variety of nonvascular plant species.
However, after 9 yr nonvascular plant N and P pools were less than half the pools in control plots, with the remaining nutrients being transferred to vascular plants.
Besides saying there are not enough trained specialists to identify nonvascular plants, Luther also mentions the difficulty that single-year baseline surveys pose for fungi, which do not all produce identifiable mushrooms annually, but might only do so every five years or more.
Some woody species, succulent species, and nonvascular plants may be present at low density or cover.
In contrast to vascular plants, nonvascular plants typically had lower cover at sodded sites compared to reference tundra.
The Bahama Flora reported on a total of 1,982 species, including vascular and nonvascular plants, lichens and fungi, of which 185 species, or about 9.
TABLE 1 Venn Diagram Content Analysis Intervention Everett Kevin Passage Name Ideas Comprehension Ideas % Errors % % Errors Vascular and Nonvascular Plants 70 0 100 70 0 Gymnosperms and Angiosperms 50 0 90 50 0 Plants and Animals 70 0 100 70 0 The Rainforest: Middle Layers 92 0 100 83 0 Fresh Water or Salt Water?
Impact of herbivory on plant standing crop: comparisons among biomes, between vascular and nonvascular plants, and among freshwater herbivore taxa.
Nonvascular plants are covered very briefly, followed by spore-bearing plants, seed-bearing plants and the major focus, flowering plants (basal dicots, monocots and eudicots).