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[From New Latin Trāchēophyta, division name : tracheo- + Greek phuta, pl. of phuton, plant; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]


(Plants) any plant that has a conducting system of xylem and phloem elements; a vascular plant


(ˈtreɪ ki əˌfaɪt)

any plant of the former division Tracheophyta, comprising all the vascular plants.
[1935–40; < New Latin Tracheophyta. See tracheo-, -phyte]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tracheophyte - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiospermstracheophyte - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
vascular system - the vessels and tissue that carry or circulate fluids such as blood or lymph or sap through the body of an animal or plant
nonflowering plant, pteridophyte - plants having vascular tissue and reproducing by spores
phanerogam, seed plant, spermatophyte - plant that reproduces by means of seeds not spores
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
halophyte - plant growing naturally in very salty soil
succulent - a plant adapted to arid conditions and characterized by fleshy water-storing tissues that act as water reservoirs
cultivar - a variety of a plant developed from a natural species and maintained under cultivation
cultivated plant - plants that are grown for their produce
weed - any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
duct - a continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls
vascular tissue - tissue that conducts water and nutrients through the plant body in higher plants
evergreen, evergreen plant - a plant having foliage that persists and remains green throughout the year
deciduous plant - a plant having foliage that is shed annually at the end of the growing season
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
creeper - any plant (as ivy or periwinkle) that grows by creeping
ligneous plant, woody plant - a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems
geophyte - a perennial plant that propagates by underground bulbs or tubers or corms
desert plant, xerophile, xerophilous plant, xerophyte, xerophytic plant - plant adapted for life with a limited supply of water; compare hydrophyte and mesophyte
mesophyte, mesophytic plant - land plant growing in surroundings having an average supply of water; compare xerophyte and hydrophyte
aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant - a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
tuberous plant - plant growing from a tuber
bulbous plant - plant growing from a bulb
cormous plant - plant growing from a corm
psilophyte - any plant of the order Psilophytales: a savannah plant
psilophyton - any plant or fossil of the genus Psilophyton
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Although systematic diversity of tracheophyte spore plants and coniferous plants in the flora is not essential and all together they make up 5.
Minkoff, 1983), as to whether the tracheophyte and bryophyte sporophytes actually had any direct connection to one another.
When combined with information from studies that include more recent tracheophyte taxa (Rothwell, 1995: [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED]), these results provide a framework within which to explore the global relationships of ferns s.
The bryophytes (monosporangiates) are a natural and ancient group of plants that appear sister to protracheophytes and tracheophytes (polysporangiates).
Tracheophytes (vascular plant) form a unique division in the plant kingdom having hostility to the attack of insects, snails and slugs.