Definition of Cycadophyta
1. Noun. Palmlike gymnosperms: includes the surviving order Cycadales and several extinct orders; possibly not a natural group; in some systems considered a class (Cycadopsida) and in others a subdivision (Cycadophytina or Cycadophyta).
Generic synonyms: Class
Group relationships: Class Gymnospermae, Division Gymnospermophyta, Gymnospermae, Gymnospermophyta
Member holonyms: Cycadales, Order Cycadales, Bennettitales, Order Bennettitales
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Literary usage of Cycadophyta
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The division known as the cycadophyta is represented by a few living genera of limited ... Among existing cycadophyta we find surviving types which, ..."
2. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1907)
"Attention is called to the fact that the appearance of the cycadophyta is ... Just as the incoming of the cycadophyta marks the end of the reign of the ..."
3. The Evolution of Plants by Dukinfield Henry Scott (1911)
"When we go back to Palaeozoic times, we find the Cycad line represented by a vast mass of forms, probably no less extensive than the cycadophyta of the ..."
4. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting (1921)
"Undoubted cycadophyta make their appearance in the lower ... and the cycadophyta attained their maximum development. ..."