Evolution of plants from primitive to advanced?

Evolution of plants from primitive to advanced?

Postby daileass » November 30th, 2013, 8:31 pm

Mosses>> Ferns>> Gymnosperms>>Anigosperms

it asks for two representative plants from each.. I don't understand

For Mosses I have Spanish Moss and Gigaspermum repens.. Am I on the right track??
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Evolution of plants from primitive to advanced?

Postby bardou80 » November 30th, 2013, 8:31 pm

Well, somewhat. The problem with your examples is that Spanish Moss is a common name of a bromeliad, an angiosperm, not a true moss. Tillandsia usneoides is its binomial name and if you are familiar with the Latin 'usneoides' means lichen-like, which is more descriptive of the character of the plant than moss.

Your second selection is a moss.
http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/objectdetails.aspx?oid=86629

Consider the Bird's Claw Beard-moss (Barbula unguiculata) for a moss and use the Spanish Moss for an angiosperm
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