HyperDic: class_cycadopsida

English > 1 sense of the expression class Cycadopsida:
NOUNplantclass Cycadopsida, Cycadopsida, Cycadophytina, subdivision Cycadophytina, Cycadophyta, subdivision Cycadophytapalmlike gymnosperms
English > class Cycadopsida: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaningpalmlike gymnosperms: includes the surviving order Cycadales and several extinct orders; possibly not a natural group; in some systems considered a class (Cycadopsida) and in others a subdivision (Cycadophytina or Cycadophyta).
SynonymsCycadopsida, Cycadophytina, subdivision Cycadophytina, Cycadophyta, subdivision Cycadophyta
Member ofGymnospermae, class Gymnospermae, Gymnospermophyta, division Gymnospermophytaplants having naked seeds not enclosed in an ovary
MembersBennettitales, order Bennettitalesfossil gymnospermous plants of the Carboniferous
Cycadales, order CycadalesPrimitive tropical gymnosperms abundant in the Mesozoic, now reduced to a few scattered tropical forms
Broaderclass(biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders

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