Green algae plants are an informal grouping of algae plants. There are around 8,000 species of green algae. Many of the species are single celled, and others form colonies called coenobia. Green algae are a paraphyletic group because they exclude the Plantae. They contain two forms of chlorophyll, which are used to capture light energy to fuel the manufacture of sugars, but unlike plants green algae are primarily aquatic.
Kingdom Plantae living organisms can be grouped into the following plant categories: Dicot Plants, Fern Plants, Green Algae Plants, Gymnosperm, Hornwort, Horsetail, Lichen, Liverwort, Lycopod, Monocot, Moss, Quillwort, and Whiskfern. Learn more…
What is a Plant?
A plant is one of the two groups into which all living organisms are traditionally divided into; the other being animals. A plant is usually a stationery living organism and as such needs to absorb nutrients from its surroundings in order to grow and survive. Typically plants have roots which are the organs of a plant that normally lie below the surface of the soil; however there are some types of plants which do have aerial roots. Within the scientific classification chart plants belong to the Kingdom Plantae family.