Definition of Division Pteridophyta
1. Noun. Containing all the vascular plants that do not bear seeds: ferns, horsetails, club mosses, and whisk ferns; in some classifications considered a subdivision of Tracheophyta.
Generic synonyms: Division
Group relationships: Kingdom Plantae, Plant Kingdom, Plantae
Member holonyms: Genus Pecopteris, Nonflowering Plant, Pteridophyte, Fern Family, Fern Genus, Class Filicinae, Class Filicopsida, Filicinae, Filicopsida, Class Psilopsida, Class Psilotatae, Psilopsida, Psilotatae, Order Psilophytales, Psilophytales, Class Equisetatae, Class Sphenopsida, Equisetatae, Sphenopsida, Class Lycopodiate, Class Lycopsida, Lycopodiate, Lycopsida
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Division Pteridophyta
Literary usage of Division Pteridophyta
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Nature and Development of Plants by Carlton Clarence Curtis (1918)
"All seed-bearing plants form the division Spermatophyta, meaning seed plants; the ferns comprise the division Pteridophyta, meaning fern plants, etc. ..."
2. Plant Materials of Decorative Gardening: The Woody Plants by William Trelease (1917)
"... Division PTERIDOPHYTA. Fern worts. Family LYCOPODIACEAE. Clubmoss Family. A small family of small herbaceous plants of little use. ..."
3. Appleton's New Practical Cyclopedia: A New Work of Reference Based Upon the edited by Marcus Benjamin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick, Gerald Van Casteel, George Jotham Hagar (1920)
"Fern, name of highest order of cryptogamous ' plants, and in restricted sense the most characteristic of the division Pteridophyta. Ferns are leafy plants ..."