Club Mosses - Homosporous Lycophytes

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  • Homosporous plants with bisexual gametophytes.


  • Gametophytes are free living and either photosynthetic or subterranean and dependent on a fungus for nutrition.


  • Sporangia are borne on sporophylls. Sporophylls are either grouped in terminal aggrgations to form a strobilus or are distributed in alternating clusters with non sporangium bearing leaves.

  • Some species reproduce vegetatively by means of bulbils. 


You only need know these plants as club mosses.

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