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Noun1.Coniferales - profusely branching and chiefly evergreen trees and some shrubs having narrow or needlelike leaves
plant order - the order of plants
class Coniferopsida, Coniferophyta, Coniferophytina, Coniferopsida, subdivision Coniferophytina - cone-bearing gymnosperms dating from the Carboniferous period; most are substantial trees; includes the classes Pinopsida (subdivision Pinophytina) and Ginkgopsida (subdivision Ginkgophytina) and Taxopsida (subdivision Taxophytina) which in turn include the surviving orders Coniferales and Taxales (yews) and sometimes Ginkgoales as well as extinct orders such as Cordaitales (of the Carboniferous and Permian)
family Pinaceae, Pinaceae, pine family - a family of Pinaceae
Cupressaceae, cypress family, family Cupressaceae - cypresses and junipers and many cedars
araucaria family, Araucariaceae, family Araucariaceae - tall evergreen cone-bearing trees of South America and Australia with broad leathery leaves; in some classifications included in the Pinaceae
family Phyllocladaceae, Phyllocladaceae - a family of Phyllocladaceae
family Podocarpaceae, Podocarpaceae, podocarpus family - gymnosperms with simple persistent needlelike or scalelike leaves
family Sciadopityaceae, Sciadopityaceae - family comprising a single genus that until recently was considered part of Taxodiaceae
family Taxaceae, Taxaceae, yew family - sometimes classified as member of order Taxales
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Developmental lines in pollination mechanisms in the Coniferales.
195 54 Triassic Diversific- ation of conifers and ferns 225 30 Paleozoic Permian Rise of Coniferales 280 55 Car- Expansion of boniferous ferns, (Pennsyl- lycopods and vanian) calamites 325 45 Car- 345 20 boniferous (Missi- ssippian) Devonian Major vascular plant groups (including protogymnosp- erms) except angiosperms present 395 50 Silurian Simple vascular plants appear 435 40 Ordovician First Vertebrates 500 Cambrian Algae 590 Precambrian Unicellular eukayotic algae at end of era 4600 65 Table 2.
The example comes to mind of the dispersed pollen of Classopollis, the pollen of extinct Coniferales (Taylor and Alvin 1984).