Cormophyta, Embryophyta, or Metaphyta?
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.
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?
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