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Temporal range: Early Silurian - Recent
|Kingdom:||Plantae (in part)|
The vascular plants are set apart in two main ways:
- Vascular plants have vascular tissues, which circulate resources through the plant. This feature allows vascular plants to grow to a larger size than non-vascular plants, which lack these specialized conducting tissues and are therefore restricted to relatively small sizes.
- In vascular plants, the principal generation phase is the sporophyte, which is diploid with two sets of chromosomes per cell.
- Spore-bearing vascular plants
- Seed-bearing vascular plants - Superdivision Spermatophyta
- Scientific names are Tracheophyta and Tracheobionta, but neither is very widely used.
- In non-vascular plants, the principal generation phase is often the gametophyte, which is haploid with one set of chromosomes per cell.