Lycophyta is part of the kingdom Plantae and is part of the subdivision of tracheophyte.
Lycophya is one of the oldest groups of vascular plants, dating back to almost fourty million years ago. They reproduce by
shedding spores and have macroscopic alternation of generations. However some are homosporous while others are heterosporous.
Some species of Lycophyta also contain microphylls which make up the leaves of vasclar plants.