nonvascular plant


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Synonyms for nonvascular plant

any of numerous plants of the division Bryophyta

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Nutrient addition increased biomass and production of deciduous shrubs but reduced these parameters in evergreen shrubs and nonvascular plants.
Only 16 species of vascular plants have been described from this site, but many more species of nonvascular plants are present (N.
We sampled nonvascular plants in early June 1984 before moss growth began, because these plants had been omitted from the 1983 harvest.
and) 106 kinds of nonvascular plants (algae, fungi, lichens, liverworts, and mosses).
From the banks, where many vascular plants such as trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants grow, to shallow water, where some specially adapted vascular plants such as cypress trees can exist, to progressively deeper water, where nonvascular plants, primarily algae, thrive, each slight change produces a new zone of plant species.
Nonvascular plants do not have tubes, so water must flow slowly from cell to cell.
All coastal regions are represented by thousands of species including taxa such as bacteria, plankton, macroinvertebrates, fish, vascular and nonvascular plants, amphibians, and birds.
The many epiphytic life forms include vascular and nonvascular plants, such as bryophytes and lichens.
A role for nonvascular plants in management of arid and semiarid rangelands.
For example, Alaskan tussock tundra has approximately equal biomass of graminoids, evergreen shrubs, deciduous shrubs and nonvascular plants (Shaver and Chapin 1991).
Eukaryotic algae are nonvascular plants that have been traditionally classified according to plastic characteristics such as accessory pigments and thylakoid structure (Dodge, 1974; Taylor, 1976).
Algae lack the various structures that characterize land plants, such as phyllids and rhizoids in nonvascular plants, or leaves, roots, and other organs that are found in tracheophytes.
These single-cell or small multicellular organisms are known as nonvascular plants.
in groups of nonvascular plants and in groups of vascular plants), although the "balance" (comparative dominance in the life cycle) of the two generations may vary greatly among groups (cf.
Vascular and nonvascular plants made up nearly equal proportions of aboveground biomass.