The haplodiplontic life cycle is also known as the diplohaplontic or diplobiontic. This type of life cycle is noticed in the ferns, there is regular alternation between a sporophytic generation and the gametophytic generation. The fern plant represents the diploid sporophyte which undergoes asexual reproduction and produces haploid spores. These spores on germination give rise to gametophytic prothallus. The prothallus then reproduces asexually and gives rise to a sporophytic plant body thereby completing the cycle.