Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
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Meidinger, D. 2005. Gymnosperms. eLS. .
- Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
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Gymnosperms are a diverse group of plants with the common characteristic of having a ‘naked’, or unprotected, seed. Historically common, today only about 900 species exist worldwide. Though found in a wide variety of habitats, gymnosperms dominate many northern hemisphere landscapes.