Description and Clinical Exposure of Allergic Plants

  • Jae-Won Oh


Seed-bearing plants produce their reproductive structures in cones or flowers. Gymnosperms (naked seeds) are trees and shrubs that bear their seeds in cones. Pines, firs, junipers, spruces, yews, hemlocks, savins, cedars, larches, cypresses, retinisporas, and ginkgoes are gymnosperms. Angiosperms produce seeds enclosed in the female reproductive structures of the flower. Angiosperms may be monocotyledons, whose seeds contain one cotyledon, or dicotyledons, with two seed leaves. Leaves of monocotyledons have parallel veins, whereas leaves of dicotyledons have branching veins. Grasses are monocotyledons; most other allergenic plants are dicotyledons.


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  • Jae-Won Oh
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  1. 1.Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of PediatricsHanyang University College of MedicineSeoulRepublic of Korea

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