Flashcards in Review Questions Deck (38)
What are three adaptations for drier and cooler environments of gymnosperms?
reduced gametophyte generation, reduced size of leaves, waxy cuticle, evergreens, bark and cones
Why do some plants have seedless fruit?
What traits do hornworts share with algae ancestors?
a single, large chloroplast
What is the difference between green fruits and colored fruits?
green fruits are not ripe, are hard, unscented and often sour
True of False. Fungi are mostly autotrophs.
False, they are mostly heterotrophs, but in appearance do look like plants
The first vascular plants (pteridophytes) moved farther inland to avoid competition with bryophytes. What two carbohydrates did these plats start producing that allowed them to live in a drier environment?
Lignin and Pectin
What are Ephedra and Welwitschia?
extreme desert plants; ephedra becomes tumbleweeds when they die and Welwitschia have the largest leaves of all plants.