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Centre for Forest Research

Glossary - Gymnosperm

Plant that produces seeds that are not enclosed within plant tissue. Literally, producing "naked seeds", not enclosed in an ovary and not protected in a fruit.

Plant belonging to a group of seed-bearing plants (Spermatophytes) that includes conifers, cycads, Ginkgo and Gnetales.

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