Thallophyta or Thalloid Plants are a Division of Kingdom Plantae under Sub-Kingdom Cryptogamae which consists of the simplest plants, and are hence also called Lower plants.

Characteristic FeaturesEdit

  • Body is undifferentiated; or thallus.
  • Mainly aquatic.
  • Do not produce seeds.

Further ClassificationEdit

  • Sub-Division: Myxothallophyta
  • Sub-Division: Euthallophyta


  • Division Thallophyta is considered to be a defunct division in modern taxonomy as it includes algae, fungi, molds and lichens which are now included in seperate Kingdoms.