Chapter 4. Kingdom Plantae

  1. Dr R. S. K. Barnes

Published Online: 8 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313383.ch4

The Diversity of Living Organisms

The Diversity of Living Organisms

How to Cite

Barnes, R. S. K. (ed) (1998) Kingdom Plantae, in The Diversity of Living Organisms, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313383.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Department of Zoology & St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 JUL 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632049172

Online ISBN: 9781444313383



  • Kingdom Plantae;
  • Bryophyta - haploid gametophyte form;
  • Antheridia and archegonia - enclosed in layer of sterile cells;
  • Class Marchantiopsioa (hepaticae);
  • Class Anthocerotopsida;
  • Bryopsida (mosses) - robust gametophytes and sporophytes;
  • Sphagnales (Sphagnidae) or bog mosses;
  • Class Equisetopsida (Sphenopsida);
  • Subclass Liliidae;
  • petals and sepals commonly petaloid