Topic 9 – Plant Science. Introduction to Plants. Plants make up over 50% of the living organisms on this planet They belong to the kingdom Plantae There are five phylum: Bryophyta Filicinophyta Coniferophyta Angiospermophyta. Introduction to Plants (cont).
Leaves have a large surface area and a small space between layers
Designed for photosynthesis
Once in the endodermis, water can move into the xylem and pulled via transpiration forces.