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|Noun||1.||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)
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 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