Categories Within The Kingdom Plantae. Gymnosperms--Naked Seeds. Division Cycadophyta (cycads). Division Ginkgophyta (maidenhair tree). Division Gnetophyta (mormon tea & Welwitschia). Division Coniferophyta (Pinophyta: conifers). Angiosperms--Seeds Enclosed In A Fruit. Division Anthophyta (flowering plants). Kingdom Plantae. Characteristics chloroplasts with Ten phyla of plants. Three nonvascular Phylum Pterophyta - the ferns, whiskferns, horsetails. Ferns: both. So, we will study about the diverse kingdom of Plantae in this chapter. Sub-phylum: Psilopsida: These are the oldest known vascular plants; most of them.


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The angiosperms are kingdom plantae phylum in the single division Anthophyta which includes all the flowering plants and 90 percent of all the plant kingdom.

All of these pines are native to the state of California, USA.

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Santa Cruz Island Pine P. Western White Pine P.


Another species left image called the Washoe Pine P. In addition, the Beach and Lodgepole Pines are now recognized as subspecies of P. Lanner Conifers of California,there may be other significant changes in the pines kingdom plantae phylum California. Allozyme studies in two-leaf kingdom plantae phylum Pinus edulis of the New York Mountains indicate that these populations are biochemically and genetically consistent with nearby one-leaf pinyon Pinus monophyllaand that P.

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The unusual New York Mountains population appears to be a 2-needle variant of P. According to Lanner, the latter species has five kingdom plantae phylum per fascicle and occurs in San Diego County.

The hybrid hypothesis might explain the perplexing variation in needle number for P.

Foxtail pines Pinus balfouriana on the 11, ft m slopes of Alta Peak. During the past 20 million years, kingdom plantae phylum mountains were uplifted and the climate kingdom plantae phylum increasingly more arid, most of these extensive cypress woodlands vanished from the landscape.

In some areas, the cypress were probably unable to compete with more drought resistant, aggressive species, such as impenetrable chaparral shrubs and desert scrub.

Although kingdom plantae phylum are fire-adapted with serotinous seed cones that open after a fire, they are vulnerable if the fire interval occurs too frequently, before the trees are old enough to produce a sufficient cone kingdom plantae phylum.

Chaparral shrubs quickly resprout after a fast-moving brush fire from well-established subterranean lignotubers. This may explain why some cypress groves occur in very rocky, sterile sites with poor soils where the chaparral shrubs can't compete as well.

See Article About Brush Fires In California Today this fascinating genus is represented by 10 species or 8 species and 2 subspeciesconfined to isolated groves scattered throughout the coastal and inland mountains, from the Mexican border to Oregon.


Because some of these populations became isolated into "arboreal islands," gradual genetic changes over millions of years resulted in the present-day species and subspecies. Kingdom plantae phylum is somewhat analogous to the evolution of Darwin's finches on the Galapagos Islands.

It is quite likely that natural selection played a role in cypress speciation. Cypress of arid inland mountains and valleys such as Piute cypress, Macnab cypress, Cuyamaca cypress, and Arizona cypress have glandular resinous foliage and are more drought resistant.

Coastal species such as Monterey cypress, Gowen cypress, Santa Cruz cypress and Mendocino cypress are generally nonglandular without resin glands on the leaf surfaces. Some phenotypic variability, particularly between different isolated groves of the same species may be due in part to genetic drift.

Kingdom plantae phylum differences include slight variations in foliage, bark characteristics exfoliating vs.

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kingdom plantae phylum These differences attributed to genetic drift are analogous to racial differences in people, such as different blood type percentages and facial characteristics.

The relatively short period of isolation for Cupressus cypress species may be one of the reasons taxonomists disagree on the total number of species native to North America. InCarl B.