Cryptogamae (also referred to as Cryptogam) is a Sub-Kingdom under the Kingdom Plantae which broadly covers those plants which reproduce through spores without the production of seeds. This group is the complete opposite of Sub-Kingdom Phanerogamae, whose members reproduce sexually.

Characteristic FeaturesEdit

  • Non-seed bearing
  • Reproduce through spores
  • Some divisions show Alternation of Generation

Further ClassificationEdit


  • The word "Cryptogamae" is derived from the greek words "krypon" which means concealed and "gameein" which means to marry.