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(English) Horsetails. A phylum under kingdom Plantae. They are spore-producing, vascular plants, jointed and ribbed with hollow stems. Leaves relatively small and thin, arranged in whorls around the stem. Sporangia develop in a cone called a strobilus at the tip of the stem. Alternation of generations with dominant sporophyte stage.

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