Cryptogamae


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Cryptogamae

 

a group of plants that do not produce flowers. The Cryptogamae include ferns, horsetails, club mosses, sela-ginellas, isoetes, mosses, and Psilotaceae and close allies. C. Linnaeus proposed the term; he called flowering plants Phanerogamia.

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