family Welwitschiaceae


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Noun1.family Welwitschiaceae - in some classifications included in the Gnetaceae
gymnosperm family - a family of gymnosperms
Gnetales, order Gnetales - chiefly tropical or xerophytic woody plants; practically unknown as fossils but considered close to the ancestral line of angiosperms
genus Welwitchia, genus Welwitschia - type and sole genus of Welwitschiaceae
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It is a gymnosperm like pine trees, cypresses, and cycads, but although it produces strobili (cones), its appearance is so distinctive that the family Welwitschiaceae had to be created for it.