Bryophytes: The term bryophyta is used as a collective name to represent a group of plants that includes the mosses (musci), hornworts and liverworts (Hepaticae) growing predominantly in amphibious environment. Video on classification of Bryophytes
Pteridophyta (Pteridophytes): A division of the plant kingdom, comprising the vascular cryptogams. They are flowerless plants exhibiting alternation of two distinct and dissimilar generations, the first is a non sexual, spore bearing sporophytic generation. The second is a sexual, gametophyte generation, in which the plants generally are relatively small, and without differentiation of stem, leaves and root
The pteridophytes includes the following classes: Lycopsida (Lycopodium, Selagnella), Sphenopsida (Equisetum), Psilopsida (Psilotum), and Filicopsida (ferns)
Bryophytes vs Pteridophytes
Plant body is either leafy or thalloid. Plant body is differentiated into root, stem and leaves
The cells in plant body are haploid. The cells in plant body are diploid.
Vascular tissue like xylem and phloem absent Vascular tissue like xylem and phloem present
In life cycle the gametophyte is dominant. In life cycle the sporophyte is dominant.
Sporophytic phase completely depends upon gametophyte. Sporophytic phase is independent and autotrophic.

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