Definition of Plant

Steve Hinkson sphinkson at
Fri Oct 8 06:49:48 EST 1999

I guess the number of photosynthetic organisms that aren't plants depends on
how old one is, and whether one subscribes to two or three kingdoms.
So I'm old...

David Hershey wrote:

> The half dozen current botany texts I have agree that the Plant Kingdom
> consists of just bryophytes and vascular plants, so I was surprised that
> the American Society of Plant Physiologists' Education Foundation's
> 'Principles of Plant Biology - Concepts For Science Education' states
> that "Plants exhibit diversity in size and shape ranging from single
> cells to gigantic trees."
> Is there still disagreement over what organisms are included in the
> Plant Kingdom?
> David Hershey
> dh321 at

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