Tracheophyta


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Tracheophyta

[‚trā·kē′äf·əd·ē]
(botany)
A large group of plants characterized by the presence of specialized conducting tissues (xylem and phloem) in the roots, stems, and leaves.
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Despite this apparently very early origin for CAM, its widespread and highly disjunct phylogenetic distribution leads to the inescapable conclusion that, within the Tracheophyta, it is not a homologous trait (Luttge, 1987; Monson, 1989; Ehleringer & Monson, 1993).
They are evergreen with astomatous leaves and are the only extant terrestrial species of Tracheophyta lacking stomata.