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Or use the key to Classes:

KEY TO CLASSES OF VASCULAR PLANTS IN NEW SOUTH WALES

 
1  Plants not reproducing by seeds. 
 2  Stems prominently jointed: leaves whorled, forming a sheath at stem nodes. CLASS 3 SPHENOPSIDA
 2* Stems not jointed; leaves absent or if present, not whorled and forming a sheath at the nodes. 
  3  Sporangia borne on stems, in the axils of leaves or leaf-like organs, or embedded in the expanded bases of such organs. 
   4  Sporangia fused to form synangia. CLASS 1 PSILOPSIDA
   4* Sporangia not fused into synangia. CLASS 2 LYCOPSIDA
 3* Sporangia borne otherwise (on leaves or in nut-like sporocarps). CLASS 4 FILICOPSIDA
1* Plants reproducing by seeds. 
 5  Ovules not enclosed in a carpel; ovules arranged in cones or solitary on a short fleshy axis (non-flowering seed plants). 
  6  Leaves pinnate. CLASS 5 CYCADOPSIDA
  6* Leaves simple. CLASS 6 CONIFEROPSIDA
 5* Ovules enclosed in a carpel; carpels arranged in flowers (flowering plants). CLASS 7 MAGNOLIOPSIDA 
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