Pteridophytes, or Pteridophyta, are a Division of Kingdom Plantae under Sub-Kingdom Cryptogamae which consists of ferns, horsetails, clubmosses, spikemosses and quillworts.

Characteristic FeaturesEdit

  • Terrestrial
  • Vascular Plants
  • Show Alternation of Generation with Sporophytic stage dominant
  • Do not produce seeds or flowers

Further ClassificationEdit

  • Sub-Division: Lycopodiopsida
  • Sub-Division: Polypodiopsida


  • Pteridophyta are the oldest Tracheophytic (Vascular) plants.