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Pteridophyta (division)
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A large group of around 20,000 species of flowerless, seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward, reproducing by spores. The ferns are an ancient lineage of plants, dating back to at least the Devonian; during the Palaeozoic, tree-ferns grew several meters tall. The ferns include three living groups (Marattiales, Ophioglossales, and leptosporangiate ferns) and two or more extinct groups. An additional …
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