[Taxacom] Pteridophyta

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at earthlink.net
Mon Jul 27 20:21:11 CDT 2009

On 2009-07-27 09:17, Kenneth Kinman wrote:
>        Apparently some strict cladist didn't like the
> paraphyletic Pteridophyta, and therefore split it up into four separate
> Phyla (Divisions), and then very confusingly attached the name
> Pteridophyta to just the true ferns.

Um, I remember that in an early version of Raven et al., Biology of 
Plants, *well* before the beginning textbooks were taken over by the 
phylocladodemiseoftaxonomists. And Ernie Gifford taught it that way, 
iirc, and he was certainly no cladist.

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