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vascular plant

n.
Any of numerous plants, including the seed plants and the ferns, having well-developed vascular tissues consisting of phloem to transport sucrose and other organic nutrients and xylem to transport water and minerals. Also called tracheophyte.
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Noun1.vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiospermsvascular plant - 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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References in periodicals archive ?
The bryophytes (monosporangiates) are a natural and ancient group of plants that appear sister to protracheophytes and tracheophytes (polysporangiates).
In general, first tracheophytes are proposed to have evolved >420 million years ago, and a major innovation in the evolution of tracheophytes from their bryophyte-like ancestors was the ability to form supporting and conducting tissues that contain cells with lignified cell walls [32, 34].
Tracheophytes (vascular plant) form a unique division in the plant kingdom having hostility to the attack of insects, snails and slugs.
The vascular plants (tracheophytes) of our biosphere are the ferns and fern allies (pteridophytes), the non-flowering seed plants (gymnosperms), and the flowering seed plants (angiosperms).