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Tracheophyta , also known as Vascular Plants , are members of Kingdom Plantae that have organized and specialized vascular bundles (Xylem and Phloem). Under this unranked group come Division Pteridophyta and the entirety of Sub-Kingdom Phanerogamae.

Characteristic FeaturesEdit

  • Have Xylem - hard, lignified tissues for conducting water and minerals throughout the plant.
  • Have Phloem - specialized tissues that conduct food.
  • Principal generation phase is the diploid sporophyte.

NotesEdit

  • This group is unranked in Taxonomy - i.e. it is a broad group and is (currently) not included in any form of hierarchical Classification.
  • Pteridophytes were the oldest vascular plants.