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Published In: Outlines of Botany 483, 1090. 1835. (Feb 1835) (Outlines Bot.) Name publication detail

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The Coniferopsida comprises 9 families and about 600 species.


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Monoecious, sometimes dioecious trees or shrubs. Secondary xylem without vessels. Leaves simple, usually small, narrow or scale-like, mostly evergreen. Pollen sacs borne on the under-surface of microsporophylls arranged in cones. Ovules usually borne on a scale, mostly subtended by a sterile bract; scales usually becoming woody or fleshy after fertilization, forming woody or rarely berry-like cones. Male gametes not motile. Embryo with 2-15 cotyledons.

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