Definition of Plant

Steve Hinkson sphinkson at worldnet.att.net
Fri Oct 8 06:50:09 EST 1999


David:
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.
*grin*
So I'm old... sometimes more than others...
Steve

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 excite.com



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