Gnetophyte Definition

Any of various gymnosperm plants of the division Gnetophyta, having some features similar to those of angiosperms, such as xylem with vessel elements, and including ephedra.
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Origin of Gnetophyte

  • From New Latin Gnetophyta division name from Gnetum type genus from Ternatese (Papuan language of Ternate) ganemu a species of tree (Gnetum gnemon) widespread in Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands and valued for its edible seeds

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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