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- proper n. The group of seed plants, whose seeds are not enclosed in an ovary
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Angiospermae by Paul Hermann in 1690, as the name of that one of his primary divisions of the plant kingdom, which included flowering plants possessing seeds enclosed in capsules, in contradistinction to his Gymnospermae, or flowering plants with achenial or schizo-carpic fruits -- the whole fruit or each of its pieces being here regarded as
Vascular Plants of the Hengduan Mountains, Vol. 1: Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae, Dicotyledoneae (Saururacea to Cornaceae).
Flora of Japan, Vol. I: Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae.