Pls answer and explain this que .......?o ,o


The correct option is (a).
Gnetum is a gymnosperm that has similarities with angiosperms. At the same time, it also shows differences with other groups such as Cycas and Pinus.

Affinities of Gnetum with the angiosperms:
  • It has broad, green leaves with reticulate venation.
  • Archegonia are altogether absent in the female gametophyte.
  • There is no free nuclear division in the embryo sac.
  • The development of endosperm is completed after the fertilization.
  • Xylem vessels are present
All these similarities make Gnetum identical to angiosperms and separate it from other gymnosperms like Cycas and Pinus.

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