Cormophyta, Embryophyta, or Metaphyta?

Richard Jensen rjensen at SAINTMARYS.EDU
Fri Mar 3 08:20:13 CST 2006

Two of the recent texts in plant systematics ("Plant Systematics: a phylogenetic approach" by Judd et al.2002; "Plant Systematics" by Simpson 2006) use Embryophyta with no mention of Cormophyta or Metaphyta.

Dick J

Ken Kinman wrote:

> Dear All,
>      Actually this is directed mainly at the botanists.  I was rather unhappy when Cavalier-Smith applied the name Cormophyta to the land plants (rather than Embryophyta or Metaphyta).  Which of these three names do botanists tend to prefer?
>   ---Ken

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