The largest phylum grouping in the plant kingdom is angiospermophyta, which contains at least 300,000 species. Species within this phylum all undergo a common mode of reproduction wherein a plant makes flowers which consequently develop into fruits with seeds.Know More
The bryophyte (15,000 species), filicinophyta (11,000 species) and lycopodophyta (1,000 species) groupings follow the angiospermophyta as the second to fourth largest groupings numerically. The remainder of the phyla classes contain somewhere from one to 600 species.
The term angiospermophyta receives its name from three Greek root words meaning a box (angos), a seed (sperma) and a plant (phyto). As the name demonstrates, this phylum is characterized by enclosed seeds in flowering plants. This phylum is largest in number likely because species from this phylum can occur in almost all the freshwater and terrestrial environments on earth. The phylum also contains a wide variety, with plants ranging from nearly microscopic to enormous trees such as oaks.Learn more in Botany
The fastest growing plant is bamboo. According to Guinness World Records, one species of bamboo is capable of growing up to 35 inches per day.Full Answer >
Some of the plants found in the Indian Ocean are species of mangrove trees in Madagascar's mangrove forests, India's coastal sea grass and West Australia's macroalgae. The Indian Ocean covers a variety of biologically diverse ecological regions, including Africa's eastern shores, western Australia and the southern coastlines of Asia.Full Answer >
While the precise scientific name of each type of acorn varies with the species, all oaks are members of the genus Quercus. Acorns are considered nuts or seeds, and they have no other designated names.Full Answer >
Sequoia trees are the sole remaining species of the Sequoia genus and are sometimes called giant sequoias. Giant sequoias live for between 1,200 to 1,800 years and can become over 200 feet tall, making them the tallest living tree.Full Answer >