Resembling a tree becoming woody in stalk dendritic having crystallizations disposed like the branches and twigs of a tree
- resembling a tree in type and branching framework
- Resembling a tree; becoming woody in stalk; dendritic; having crystallizations disposed such as the branches and twigs of a tree.
(a.) Resembling a tree; getting woody in stalk; dendritic; having crystallizations disposed like branches and twigs of a tree.
Starting with the Permo-Carboniferous vegetation, and omitting for the moment the Glossopteris flora, we find a comparatively homogeneous flora of wide geographical range, consisting to a large extent of arborescent lycopods, calamites, and other vascular cryptogams, plants which occupied a place comparable with that of Gymnosperms and Angiosperms in our modern forests; with these were other types of the greatest phylogenetic importance, which serve as finger-posts pointing to lines of evolution of which we have but the faintest signs among existing plants.