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  • n. Plural form of gymnosperm.


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  • One hundred million years before the emergence of fruit-bearing flowering plants called “angiosperms”, there were other plants called gymnosperms.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • These are named respectively "gymnosperms" and "angiosperms," and to the first our plant belongs.

    Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany For High Schools and Elementary College Courses

  • The monotonous floor of conifers and gymnosperms which dotted this part of the continent waved briefly at their passage.

    Cattle Town

  • Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru.

    Biological diversity in the Tropical Andes

  • Pollination in angiosperms and gymnosperms is the process that transfers pollen grains, which contain the male gametes (sperm) to where the female gamete (s) are contained within the carpel; [1] in gymnosperms the pollen is directly applied to the ovule itself.


  • Pollination drops, pollen and insect pollination of Mesozoic gymnosperms.


  • Modern gymnosperms, such as conifers, first appeared in their current recognizable forms in the early Triassic.


  • At higher elevations the climate becomes drier and the vegetation grades into a more sclerophyllous forest with gymnosperms such as Widdringtonia cupressoides, W. whytei, Podocarpus milanjianus, and Juniperus procera dominating.

    Eastern Zimbabwe montane forest-grassland mosaic

  • Other forests on North Island are dominated by angiosperms, while those in the southern portion of the island and on South Island are dominated by Gondwanan gymnosperms of the family Podocarpaceae and southern beeches (Nothofagus spp.).

    Biological diversity in New Zealand

  • Lowland rain forest is the natural vegetation on all southeastern, or windward, sides of Vanuatu's islands, and it can be further subdivided into high and medium-stature forests, complex forest scrub densely covered with lianas, alluvial and flood plain forests, Agathis-Calophyllum forest, and mixed-species forests without gymnosperms and Calophyllum.

    Vanuatu rain forests


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