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Plant Structure and Organization - 7 As stated, we will be looking primarily at the structure and function of the angiosperms, or flowering plants. The most distinctive features of flowering plants are their reproductive features. The reproductive organ is the flower. Following reproduction, the embryo and seed are enclosed within a fruit, which develops from the ovary and surrounding tissues of the flower. Flowering plants are divided into two broad groups, the Monocotyledons (Monocots) and the Eudicotyledons (Dicots), as well as several smaller ancestral alliances. The monocot and eudicot differences are important in our study of plant anatomy.
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Unformatted text preview: It will make your understanding of plant structure a little easier if you have this introduction first. Two Major Groups of Flowering Plants: Monocotyledonae Eudicotyledonae Flower parts in 3's Flower parts in 5's (4's) Leaves with parallel veins Leaf venation palmate or pinnate No true cambium Cambium usually present One cotyledon (seed leaf) Two cotyledons (seed leaves) Scattered vascular bundles Vascular bundles in a ring (cylinder) Sheathing leaf bases Leaves usually have a petiole Monocolpate pollen Tricolpate pollen...
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