tracheophyte

The fern gametophyte, the prothallus, houses both archegonium and antheridia. The sperm requires water to swim to the archegonia for fertilization to occur. Even though ferns are land plants, free water is required for fertilization. The sporophyte grows on the gametophyte which eventually disintegrates.

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  1. The techno jargon had me skimming. All I got was sperm, trachea, arched groin & phallus. Damn…I should’ve stayed in school!

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