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see cryptogamcryptogam,
in botany, term used to denote a plant that produces spores, as in algae, fungi, mosses, and ferns, but not seeds. The term cryptogam, from the Greek kryptos, meaning "hidden," and gamos,
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a plant having flowers. (Phanerogams include the gymnosperms.) Phanerogams are the opposite of crypotgams, which do not have flowers. Both concepts, which were proposed by C. Linnaeus, are antiquated.


A plant that produces seeds, for example, an angiosperm or gymnosperm.
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Algae and marine phanerogams are eaten by sea urchins, some species of fish, some gastropod and polyplacophoran molluscs, and some crustaceans.
Chromosome numbers of phanerogams in Inari Lapland and adjacent regions.
The higher land plants evolved from the telome trusses of the primitive forms along three parallel lines, as indicated in the following table: Primitive Land Plants Lycopsida Sphenopsida Pteropsida Examples Selaginella Equisetum Phanerogams Lycopodium Ferns Lepidophyta Transitional Protolepido- Hyeniales Protopteridales Groups dendrales
Plant genome; biodiversity and evolution; v.1 Part B: Phanerogams (higher groups).
Phanerogams are completely absent, though they may grow sporadically in soils with characteristics similar to those of takyrs.
The species preferred sandy and silty sediments associated with charophytes, phanerogams (Myriophyllum spicatum L., Potamogeton pectinatus L.), and the green alga Cladophora glomerata (L.) Kutzing.
A list of Pantanal plants, as a result of a 10 year period of field work, offering information on identification, distribution and use reached 1,863 Phanerogams species (Pott and Pott, 1994).
Volume 1, Part A: Phanerogams. (ISBN: 1-57808-238-2).
The spores of cryptogams and the pollen of phanerogams form a special case among fossilized remains.
Bioaccumulation of Hg, Cd, Pb, and Zn in four marine phanerogams and the alga Caulerpa prolifera (Forsskal) Lamouroux from the east coast of Spain.
This practice is also possible with other propagules of phanerogams, like tubers or bulbs, which make things even easier for humans.