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Pinopsida

(Class)

Overview

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A phylum of trees and shrubs in which the sex organs are borne in cones; seeds are produced on the surface of the cone scales rather than being enclosed in an ovary, as in the Magnoliopsida. Typical members of the phylum have needle-like leaves and most are evergreens; examples are pines, junipers, spruces and firs. Syn. Gymnospermae.

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Taxonomy

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The Class Pinopsida is further organized into finer groupings including:

Orders

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Coniferales

The Order Pinales in the Division Pinophyta, Class Pinopsida comprises all the extant conifers. This order was formerly known as the Coniferales. [more]

Cordaitanthales

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Dicranophyllales

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Pinales

The Order Pinales in the Division Pinophyta, Class Pinopsida comprises all the extant conifers. This order was formerly known as the Coniferales. [more]

At least 4,414 species and subspecies belong to the Order Pinales.

More info about the Order Pinales may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: October 03, 2013
2013/10/03 16:04:06