Gymnosperms Seed plants

Why are "seed plants" important and what evolutionary benefits do they provide? They allow plants to move further upland, as they are no longer required to have water as a catalyst for their pollination. As they can moved furher inland, their embryos became dormant until it was ripe.

Ginkgophyta - Ginkgo biloba

Hailed as “undoubtedly one of the most distinct and beautiful of all deciduous trees,” the ginkgo certainly stands out. Unique, fan-shaped leaves turn a stunning yellow color in the fall. It can tolerate many urban conditions including heat, air pollution, salt and confined spaces. Also, it establishes easily.

Cycadophyta - Cycas circinalis

http://www.redorbit.com/reference/queen-sago-cycas-circinalis/

http://ntbg.org/plants/plant_details.php?plantid=3747

Gnetophyta - Gnetum africanum

http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Gnetum+africanum, http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0049411

Coniferophyta - Abies balsamea

http://www.toledoblade.com/Gardening/2016/12/20/Cheer-in-the-long-term-growing-a-Christmas-tree-from-seed.html

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