For the amateur naturalist, the classification of the plant kingdom can be very confusing, with at least four classification systems in common use. In its most basic form, the taxonomic tree is divided into the cellular plants (mosses, liverworts, hornworts, etc), and into the vascular plants. The vascular plants are further divided into spore producing plants and seed producing plants.

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Flora Index:

Coming soon… Sundew, Waratah, Grevillea, Sturt’s Desert Rose etc

Gungurru (Eucalyptus caesia subsp. magna)
Gungurru (Eucalyptus caesia subsp. magna)

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Green algae
• Chlorophyta
• Charophyta

Land plants (embryophytes)
• Marchantiophyta — liverworts
• Anthocerotophyta — hornworts
• Bryophyta — mosses

Vascular plants (tracheophytes)
• Rhyniophyta — rhyniophytes
• Zosterophyllophyta — zosterophylls
• Lycopodiophyta — clubmosses
• Trimerophytophyta — trimerophytes
• Equisetophyta — horsetails
• Pteridophyta — ‘true’ ferns
• Psilotophyta — whisk ferns
• Ophioglossophyta — adderstongues

Seed plants (spermatophytes)
• Pteridospermatophyta — seed ferns
• Pinophyta — conifers
• Cycadophyta — cycads
• Ginkgophyta — ginkgo
• Gnetophyta — gnetae
• Magnoliophyta — flowering plants

Image (featured at top): Eucalypt woodland forestm, Mount Kaputar, NSW © Ausemade PL