Difference between Angiosperm and Gymnosperm
By Theydiffer - February 5, 2016

In biology, higher level plants are distinguished by an ability to reproduce with seeds. Spore making plants, or lower level plants cannot be reproduced without a watery environment, while seed-reproducing plants can live in a much wider range of environments. These seed plants are generally divided into two groups – angiosperms and gymnosperms. In this article, we will examine the differences between them.

Definitions

A scheme of an angiosperm life cycle

Comparison chart

AngiospermsGymnosperms
Are youngerAre older
Are more diverseAre less diverse
SeasonalNormally evergreen
Leaves are usually flatLeaves usually take form of scales or needles
Found in a large variety of habitatsFound mostly in dry habitats
Insect-pollinatedWind-pollinated
Used in medications production , food, clothing, etc.Used in paper production, lumber, etc.