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A phylum comprising the flowering plants (angiosperms). The gametes are produced within flowers and the ovules (and the seeds into which they develop) are enclosed in a carpel (compare Coniferophyta). The angiosperms are the dominant plant forms of the present day. They show the most advanced structural organization in the plant kingdom, enabling them to inhabit a very diverse range of habitats. There are two classes within this group: the Monocotyledoneae with one seed leaf (cotyledon) in the seed, and the Dicotyledoneae with two seed leaves.

http://www.tolweb.org/Anthophyta/20646 Overview of flowering plant diversity and systematics

Subjects: Biological Sciences.

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