Definition of Plant

Steve Hinkson sphinkson at
Fri Oct 8 06:50:09 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... sometimes more than others...

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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