Author: Jan Scholten
Name: Thallophytes; Thallobionta.
English: Thalloid plants; Simple plants; Lower plants.
Taxonomy: Thallophyta is a polyphyletic group, including fungus, lichens, algae, bryophytes, bacteria and Myxomycota. It is a clade of all plants except Embryophyta. The name comes from thalli, meaning undifferentiated bodies.
Botany: mainly grow in water. have a hidden reproductive system and hence they are also called Cryptogamae (together with ferns), as opposed to Phanerogamae.