• Introduction – Gymnosperm means “naked seed”
(From the Greek: gymnos = naked; sperm = seed)
• More advanced than ferns – do not have spores, they have seeds.
• The seeds of the gymnosperms lack a protective enclosure (unlike flowering plants which have flowers and fruit).
• Examples of gymnosperms: Conifers (pine trees), cycads, ginkgo biloba.
In this article, we will discuss Gymnosperms