Cryptogam



[krip-tuh-gam] /ˈkrɪp təˌgæm/

noun, Botany.
1.
any of the Cryptogamia, a former primary division of plants that have no true flowers or seeds and that reproduce by spores, as the ferns, mosses, fungi, and algae.
/ˈkrɪptəʊˌɡæm/
noun
1.
(in former plant classification schemes) any organism that does not produce seeds, including algae, fungi, mosses, and ferns Compare phanerogam

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