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Gymnosperms and angiosperms have a few things in common, such as leaves, stems, pollen, and roots, but they differ in their flowering capabilities and seed production. Angiosperms


Though angiosperms and gymnosperms are both seed-producing plants of the Embryophyta subkingdom, they share many more differences than similarities. The most significant regards seed development. While angiosperms produce seeds within an enclosure, the seeds of gymnospe...


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.


Pollination differs between angiosperms and gymnosperms in that most angiosperms entice animals to carry their pollen from plant to plant, while most gymnosperms rely on the wind carrying their pollen to other plants. There are many wind-pollinated angiosperms and a ver...


Cycads, Ginkgo trees and some members of the conifer family of trees are all types of gymnosperms. Gymnosperms range in size from small plants and shrubs to large evergreens that may reach 50 to 70 feet in height. Regardless of size, however, all gymnosperms reproduce u...


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 en...


Gymnosperms lack the bright, showy flowers and fruit-covered seeds of angiosperms. Gymnosperm literally means “naked seed,” and they are more primitive plants than angiosperms are. Gymnosperms evolved about 300 million years ago.