Elizabeth J. Hermsen, Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.
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Hermsen, E.J. 2019. Embryophytes (land plants). In: The Digital Encyclopedia of Ancient Life. digitalatlasofancientlife.org/learn/
- Introduction to the embrophytes
- Bryophytes (coming soon)
- Protracheophytes & early tracheophytes (coming soon)
- Lycophytes (coming soon)
- Trimerophytes (coming soon)
- Equisetophytes (coming soon)
- Eusporangiate ferns (coming soon)
- Leptosporangiate ferns (coming soon)
- Gymnosperms (coming soon)
- Angiosperms (flowering plants)
Feature image: Representative embryophytes. Top row, left to right: Thalloid liverworts (Marchantia); angiosperm wood (Quercus) showing growth rings; a horsetail cone (Equiestum sp.); a reconstruction of an early polysporangiophyte; and groundcedar, a modern lycophyte (Diphasiastrum digitatum). Bottom row, left to right: A fossil sycamore leaf (Platanus wyomingensis, Eocene, U.S.A.); ovulate (female) cones of bald cypress, a conifer (Taxodium distichum); cast of the base of an ancient tree stump (Eospermatopteris, Devonian, Gilboa, New York, U.S.A.); fiddlehead of a Christmas fern (Polystichum arostichoides). Credit: E.J. Hermsen (DEAL).
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