Plant Diversity

Tracheophytes— Flowering Plants (Angiosperms)

What are some economically important angiosperms?

Angiosperms produce lumber, ornamental plants, and a variety of foods. Just a very few of the economically important angiosperms are listed as follows:

Common Name

Genus Name

Economic Importance

Gourd

Cucurbitaceae

Food (melons and squashes)

Grass

Poaceae

Cereals, forage, ornamentals

Lily

Liliaceae

Ornamentals and food (onions)

Maple

Aceraceae

Lumber and maple sugar

Mustard

Brassicaceae

Food (cabbage and broccoli)

Olive

Oleaceae

Lumber, oil and food

Palm

Arecaceae

Food (coconut), fiber, oils, waxes

Rose

Rosaceae

Fruits (apple), ornamentals (roses)



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