Angiosperms-Broad Leaf Trees

Magnoliophyta - (also found as Angiosperms in older texts) are the broad-leaf trees and shrubs.
There are over 200,000 species described in 385 families. Members of Magnoliophyta are divided into
two classes. Liliopsida (monocots) include; Palms, Yuccas and Bamboos. The second class
Magnoliopsida (dicots) such as: Maples, Oaks, Ashes. All have woody stems.

Characteristics of Magnoliophyta

     leaves are simple or compound,
     fruit requires double-fertilzation,
     woody dicots have both trachea and tracheids in their wood.

Comparing Monocots and Dicots
Monocots Dicots
one seedling leaf  two seedling leaves 
 parallel venation  several types of venation 
scattered vascular bundles  organized vascular bundles 
 herbaceous stems woody stems