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1CHAPTER 29PLANT DIVERSITY I: HOW PLANTS COLONIZED LANDFirst Land PlantsDuring the early Paleozoic EraLand Plant EvolutionPhylogeneticrelationship between Charophycean algae and the land plants.Land PlantsExtant (currently living) CharophyceanAlgae•Bryophytes(liverworts, hornworts and mosses)•Lycophytes and Pterophytes*(club mosses and ferns), (seedless)•Gymnosperms*(pines and other conifers) and •Angiosperms*(the flowering plants)The Main Groups of Land Plants*vascular plants(See Table 29.1)
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