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Phylogeny and Evolution of Flowering Plants

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Anthocerophyta

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Anthocerophyta

Anthocerophyta is also part of the kingdom Plantae and are known as “hornworts”. Hornworts are part of the bryophytes and are nonvascular. The name “Anthocerophyta” describes the shape of the sporophyte which resembles a horn or a grass blade. A typical sporophyte can grow up to five centimeters in height. A sporangium extends along its length and splits open to release mature spores, starting at the tip of the horn, starting the life of a new hornwort.



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