spermatophyte

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spermatophyte

any plant of the division Spermatophyta, comprising all forms of seed-bearing plants, ANGIOSPERMS and GYMNOSPERMS.
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He said recently: "It doesn't matter to them if something is criminal and, to be honest, the seed-bearing programme is nothing compared to what they are willing to do.
We all imagine that the tree makes its fruit for us, though in reality the whole point is to produce seed-bearing fruit so that new trees can grow.
The record of our presence might be written in sediment laced with chemicals and plastics unknown previously and not deposited by rivers or natural dams; some redistributed minerals, metals and a sudden increase in global nitrogen; an odd shift in the fossils of pollen grains favoring grassy, seed-bearing species.
Nonvascular plants are covered very briefly, followed by spore-bearing plants, seed-bearing plants and the major focus, flowering plants (basal dicots, monocots and eudicots).
"Until we have developed these long-lasting seed-bearing crops, which may involve breeding known birdfeeding species specifically for the purpose, supplementary feeding provides the ideal stop-gap to ensure that birds survive and thrive until the breeding season."
Two years ago a small flock of Sasso birds, a French freerange breed, was introduced alongside a cover crop containing seed-bearing and insectattracting plants.
He saw all the small hooks that enabled the seed-bearing burr to cling so viciously to the tiny loops in the fabric of his pants.
Scoop the seed-bearing gelatinous center of the fruit into a jar and cover with water.
For each collection of seeds, mature fruits were harvested by beating seed-bearing branches with a stick.
We follow this phenomenon, known as the "Bilbao Effect," with a tour of some of the world's most buzzed-about museum designs, beginning with Gehry's Basque Country masterpiece and culminating with the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, where architect Thomas Heatherwick's Seed Cathedral for the British Pavilion is mystifying visitors with a structure comprised of 60,000 seed-bearing rods looking just like a dandelion about to burst.
Wind was the main pollinator of seed-bearing plants before flowers evolved about 130 million years ago.