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formerly recognized taxonomic group including all flowerless and seedless plants that reproduce by means of spores: ferns, mosses, algae, fungi

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On the comparative morphology of the leaf in the vascular cryptogams and gymnosperms.
Flagellated sperm occur in bryophytes, vascular cryptogams, and some groups of gymnosperms (cf.
Studies on Colombian cryptogams, X: The genus Everniastrum, Hale and related taxa (Lichenes).
He organised major expeditions to survey for cryptogams, including fungi, in Wilsons Promontory National Park in 1996 and 1998; and led a similar expedition by the FNCV's Fungi Research Group to Mt Buffalo National Park in 1997.
Another way to say this is that the cryptogams, especially the fungi and liverworts and mosses that Edgeworth includes, require a denser palette of color than the watercolor washes and occasional pen outhnes that were at the time conventional, especially among amateur botanical artists.
The gallery forest shelters 3-30 meter high trees and it is characterized by high moisture and rich herbaceous vegetation, essentially cryptogams and epiphytes.
Annotated check-list of plants of lowland Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, exclusive of grasses and non-vascular cryptogams.
The region's many caves and tunnels, where one could find cryptogams, especially attracted his attention.
Lichens, formerly included as cryptogams along with ferns, mosses, fungi, and algae, are a unique "plant" group involving a symbiotic fungal and algal or cyanobacterial relationship.
Despite early recognition that tardigrades (phylum Tardigrada) are an integral part of the fauna of soil and leaf litter (Heinis, 1916; Mihelcic, 1949), these habitats have received less research focusing on tardigrades than has focused on cryptogams and freshwater.
Microsuccession of cryptogams and phanerogams in the Dead Sea area, Israel.