The term“Angiosperm” is derived from a Greek word that implies a container. The angiosperm is basically a plant that has seeds in mature ovaries or its fruits. An angiosperm produces flowers that carry fruits and reproductive organs.
These plants are thought to be more adaptive as compared to the land-based ecosystem. They are also found extensively on our earth. There are about 250000 species of angiosperm that have been recognized in this category.
Gymnosperm is also a kind of plant that has seeds present right on the sporophylls in a naked state. This implies that the seeds do not have any covering on it or are not coated in the carpel. There are very less species of this plant. Some of the examples of the plant include cypress, pine, Gnetum, redwood, spruce, cycads, ginkgo, fir, Welwitschia and juniper.
Angiosperms and Gymnosperms differ from each other on various levels. Angiosperms are also known as flowering plants. They have got seeds in them that are surrounded inside the ovary. It is usually a fruit whereas in case of gymnosperms, they have no fruits or flowers.