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Division Magnoliophyta

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The flowering plants (angiosperms), also known as Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta, are the most diverse group of land plants. Angiosperms are seed-producing plants like the gymnosperms and can be distinguished from the gymnosperms by a series of synapomorphies (derived characteristics). These characteristics include flowers, endosperm within the seeds, and the production of fruits that contain the seeds. Etymologically, angiosperm means a plant that produces seeds within an enclosure; they are fruiting plants, although more commonly referred to as flowering plants.

Up to the Kingdom

Kingdom Plantae - Plants
   Subkingdom Cormobionta (Tracheobionta) - Vascular plants
    Superdivision Spermatophyta - Seed plants
      Division Magnoliophyta

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       Class Magnoliatae
       Class Liliatae

 

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