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Embryophyta (Land Plants)

  1. Paul Kenrick

Published Online: 21 NOV 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003675



How to Cite

Kenrick, P. 2001. Embryophyta (Land Plants). eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Natural History Museum, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 NOV 2001


Almost all plants that live on land are classified as Embryophyta, with the exception of some terrestrial algae. Embryophyta includes a remarkable diversity of forms and some of the largest living organisms on Earth.


  • bryophyte;
  • tracheophyte;
  • phylogeny;
  • systematics;
  • fossil