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What are the characteristics of gymnosperms?  

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uroojfatima | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 14, 2009 at 4:25 PM via web

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What are the characteristics of gymnosperms?


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youknowmyname | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Honors

Posted March 15, 2009 at 8:27 AM (Answer #1)

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  • Gymnosperms do not have and outer-covering or shell around their seeds.
  • Gymnosperms do not produce flowers barring a few exceptions.
  • Gymnosperms are heterosporous which means that they produce different male and female spores. The microspores develop into pollen grains and the megaspores are in an ovule.
  • Gymnosperms produce cones.
  • Gymnosperms do not bear fruits.
  • Gymnosperms propagate via wind pollination

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