Examples of gymnosperms are fir trees, spruce trees, pine trees, cycads and ginkgo trees. Examples of angiosperms include oak trees, maples, birches, forsythias, daisies, lilies and lilac bushes.Continue Reading
Gymnosperm means "naked seed," although the seeds of these types of plants aren't found in fruit as they are in angiosperms. Most gymnosperm are trees, shrubs or climbers and can have broad leaves like cycads, or narrow and fine leaves like conifers. Most of them are evergreen. Larches and baldy cypress trees are two of the few conifers that are deciduous.
Cycads look like palm trees, but they're not. Palm trees are angiosperms, as they produce fruit and flowers. Cycads have male and female cones that grow on different trees.
Ginkgos are a very old species of tree. Individuals can also live to be quite old. Male ginkgos are planted as shade and ornamental trees because of the beauty of their fan-shaped leaves. Female trees are avoided because the seed has a foul odor.
Angiosperms are far more numerous than gymnosperms. Angiosperms evolved from gymnosperms and have been around for at least 202 million years. Their flowers are their reproductive organs. Some angiosperm flowers such as roses and gardenias are quite showy and fragrant.Learn more about Botany
Vascular plants can be classified into two major types: gymnosperms or angiosperms. Gymnosperms are types of plants that reproduce by creating cones that contain their seeds. Angiosperms are types of vascular plants that create seeds in their fruits or flowers.Full Answer >
Pollen is produced in the stamen in angiosperms and is produced in the microsporangiate cones in gymnosperms. The cones that pollen is produced in are usually referred to as male cones or pollen cones.Full Answer >
Some of the more commonly found examples of gymnosperms are pines, spruces, cedars and sequoias. The less abundant varieties include the cycads, such as the sago palm, and the maidenhair tree or Ginkgo biloba. Overall, there are more than 1,000 species of gymnosperms encompassing 14 plant families.Full Answer >
Identifying different types of pine trees can be difficult, but an educated observer can focus on specific characteristics to help with the process. This education includes observing the quantity and appearance of needles, analyzing the cones and assessing the bark.Full Answer >