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Phylogeny and Evolution of Flowering Plants

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The “Ginkgo” or Ginkgophyta is another plant from the kingdom, Plantae. They are gymnosperms because their seeds are not protected by an ovary wall. Their seeds that they produce are very unique to many other plants in that they have a shell that is elastic and fleshy, called the sarcotesta, and a tougher section called the sclerotesta. In addition, Ginkgophyta reproduce through cones which look similar to berries. Ginkgophyta is also known to be able to cure diseases such as Alzheimer’s and increase circulation in the human body.

By Brittany, Katelyn, Kyle, and Robbie