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Phylogeny and Evolution of Flowering Plants

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Cycadophyta

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Cycadophyta

Cycadophyta, mainly cycads, are a group of seed plants and are part of the kingdom, Plantae. Cycadophyta dates back to the Mesozoic Era (Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Era’s) and is commonly found in warm weather tropic areas such as Central and South America and Africa. They are able to grow in harsh desert conditions with scorching sun and sand and can live for hundreds of years, although they are becoming extinct as time progresses. Cycads contain special pollinators which contain the ability to fix nitrogen living in the roots of plants.



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