Author: Jan Scholten
Names: Gymnosperms; Pinophyta.
Botany: 15 Families; 80 Genera; most species are trees. The wood of the Gymnospermae is weaker than that of Angiospermae, it has a different chemical structure. That makes the wood less hard and strong, more breakable and fragile.
Gymnospermae consist of 4 Orders in the Apg3 classification: Cycadales, Ginkgoales, Gnetales and Pinales. It is a quite small group with only 15 Families and 80 Genera.
In the Plant theory Gymnospermae is split into 3 Classes: Gentidae, Cycadidae and Pinidae.
Gymnospermae are difficult to establish and define. Few members are known well in homeopathy. Many species have become extinct. In a way Gymnospermae are bit fossil-like, survivors from the time of the dinosaurs.
1. Hydrogen series: absent, probably extinct.
2. Carbon series: absent, probably extinct.
3. Silicon series: Gnetidae.
4. Iron series: Cycadidae.
5. Silver series: Pinidae.
There is strong aspect of the Silver series which expresses itself as a tendency to adhere to belief systems, religions, cultural groups. This gives them an orthodox quality, something old fashioned.
The creative aspect of the Silver series is not so strong in the Gymnospermae. It is more the intellectual aspect, the language, the books and bibles that are stressed. The theme of the culture that is given is prominent. This even more so in Gnetidae and Cycadidae, where there is an emphasis on Silicon and Iron series respectively. The flexibility is not seen, they lack the freedom of the Lanthanide quality to become really creative. This can be explained by looking at the lack of lanthanide aspects which means a lack of individuality. It is a lack of freedom to play with the intellectual richness.
Rigid in culture and religion.
Old fashioned, rigid.
Sensation: fragile, vulnerable, breakable.
Stomach: empty, >< food; easily satisfied; full; indigestion; pain, < eating; belching.