Plant Kingdom Quiz

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What is the primary source of energy for plants?


What pigment do plants use to capture sunlight for photosynthesis?


What are the exceptions to predominantly photosynthetic plants?

Parasitic plants

What did the plant kingdom historically encompass?

All living things that were not animals, including algae and fungi

How many known species of plants are there?

About 380,000

What is the clade that includes the green algae, embryophytes, and other green plants?


What is the scientific study of plants known as?


Who created the basis of the modern system of scientific classification?


What percentage of all plants are flowering plants?

About 85–90%

What are the two largest trees mentioned in the text?

Sequoia sempervirens and Eucalyptus regnans

When did the ancestors of land plants evolve in water?

1,200 million years ago

What is the estimated number of accepted species of plants?

About 382,000

Who distinguished different levels of beings in biology based on the presence of a 'sensitive soul' or a 'vegetative soul'?


What was the name of the plant kingdom according to Linnaeus?


How many micrometres across are desmids?

10 micrometres

What governs the naming of plants?

The International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants and the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants

Test your knowledge about the eukaryotic kingdom Plantae and their photosynthetic processes. Learn about exceptions such as parasitic plants and their energy sources.

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