Seedless Vascular Plants

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  • 1. 
    A leaflike organ bearing one or more microsporangia.
  • 2. 
    The outer covering tissue of the plant; the epidermis or the periderm.
  • 3. 
    A leaf or leaflike stucture bearing a megasporangium.
  • 4. 
    In heterosporous plants, a spore that develops into a male gametophyte.
  • 5. 
    The food conducting tissue of vascular plants.
  • 6. 
    All tissues other than the epidermis and the vascular tissues; also called fundamental tissue system.
  • 7. 
    A small leaf with one vein and one leaf trace not associated with either a leaf gap or a leaf trace gap.
  • 8. 
    In ferns, a row of specialized cells in a sporangium; in gill fungi, the remnant of the inner veil forming a ring on the stalk.
  • 9. 
    Having only one kind of spore.
  • 10. 
    Region of parenchyma tissue in the primary vascular cylinder above the point of departure of the leaf trace or traces in ferns.
  • 11. 
    A minute outgrowth or appendage at the base of the leaves of grasses and those of certain lycophytes.
  • 12. 
    A stele in which the primary vascular tissues are arranged in discrete strands around a pith.
  • 13. 
    The lateral meristem that forms the periderm, producing cork toward the surface of the plant and phelloderm toward the inside; common in stems and roots.
  • 14. 
    Outer protective tissue that replaces epidermis when it is destroyed during secondary growth; includes cork, cork cambium, and phelloderm.
  • 15. 
    A primary division, or leaflet, of a compound leaf or frond; may be divided into pinnules.
  • 16. 
    A generally large leaf with several to many veins; its leaf trace is/are associated with a leaf gap and a leaf trace gap.
  • 17. 
    An elongated, spindle-shaped, sterile cell in the sporangium of a liverwort sporophyte.
  • 18. 
    Region of parenchyma tissue in the primary vascular cylinder above the point of departure of the leaf trace or traces in seed plants.
  • 19. 
    Membranous growth of the epiderm of a fern leaf that covers sori.
  • 20. 
    The leaf of a fern; any large, divided leaf.
  • 21. 
    A sporangium that arises from several initial cells and, before maturation, forms a wall of more than one layer of cells.
  • 22. 
    As in ferns, the coiled arrangement of leaves and leaflets in the bud; such an arrangement uncoils gradually as the leaf develops further.
  • 23. 
    A complex vascular tissue through which most of the water and minerals of a plant are conducted.
  • 24. 
    One of the cells composing a vessel.
  • 25. 
    A cylindrical sheath of meristematic cells, the division of which produces secondary phloem and secondary xylem.