Archaeplastida (Land Plants, Algae etc.)

The classification of plants and their allies presented here is a simplified version intended for the general reader. It should not be interpreted as an authoritative taxonomic treatment.

The vast majority of taxa are still housed at the old website. Missing & Extinct (here) and Rediscovered (here).


Subkingdom: Chlorophyta (Green Algae)

Subkingdom: Embryophyta (Land Plants)

Superdivision: Anthocerotophyta (Hornworts)

Superdivision: Bryophyta (Bryophytes)

Superdivision: Marchantiophyta (Liverworts)

Superdivision: Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)

(informal): Non-Seed-Bearing Plants

Division: Lycopodiophyta (Clubmosses, Firmosses and Quillworts)
Division: Pteridophyta (Ferns)
Class: Equisetidae (Horsetails)
Class: Marattiidae (Marattioid Ferns)
Class: Ophioglossidae (Adder's-Tongues, Grape Ferns, Moonworts, Whisk Ferns)
Class: Polypodiidae (Leptosporangiate Ferns)

Spermatophytes (Seed-Bearing Plants)

Division: Coniferophyta (Conifers)
Division: Cycadophyta (Cycads)
Division: Ginkgophyta (Ginkgos)
Division: Gnetophyta (Gnetophytes: Welwitschia etc.)
Division: Magnoliophyta (Angiosperms or Flowering Plants)
Order: Asterales
Order: Lamiales


Subkingdom: Haplophyta

Subkingdom: Rhodophyta (Red Algae)