gymnosperm family

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Noun1.gymnosperm family - a family of gymnosperms
class Gymnospermae, division Gymnospermophyta, Gymnospermae, Gymnospermophyta - plants having naked seeds not enclosed in an ovary; in some systems considered a class (Gymnospermae) and in others a division (Gymnospermophyta); comprises three subdivisions (or classes): Cycadophytina (class Cycadopsida) and Gnetophytina (class Gnetopsida) and Coniferophytina (class Coniferopsida); in some classifications the Coniferophytina are divided into three groups: Pinophytina (class Pinopsida) and Ginkgophytina (class Ginkgopsida) and Taxophytina (class Taxopsida)
family Gnetaceae, Gnetaceae - plants having small unisexual flowers and fleshy or winged fruit: in some classifications includes the genera Ephedra and Welwitschia as well as genus Gnetum
Ephedraceae, family Ephedraceae - ephedras: in some classifications included in the Gnetaceae
family Welwitschiaceae, Welwitschiaceae - in some classifications included in the Gnetaceae
cycad family, Cycadaceae, family Cycadaceae - ancient palmlike plants closely related to ferns in that fertilization is by means of spermatozoids
family Zamiaceae, zamia family, Zamiaceae - a family of cycads often included in the family Cycadaceae: zamias
Bennettitaceae, family Bennettitaceae - a family of fossil gymnospermous plants of the Carboniferous
Cordaitaceae, family Cordaitaceae - chiefly Paleozoic plants; Cordaites is the chief and typical genus
family Pinaceae, Pinaceae, pine family - a family of Pinaceae
Cupressaceae, cypress family, family Cupressaceae - cypresses and junipers and many cedars
redwood family, subfamily Taxodiaceae, Taxodiaceae - coniferous trees; traditionally considered an independent family though recently included in Cupressaceae in some classification systems
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
family Ginkgoaceae, ginkgo family, Ginkgoaceae - constituting the order Ginkgoales; includes the genus Ginkgo and extinct forms
plant family - a family of plants
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This contrasts with the strobilus in Juniperus and in the other gymnosperm family with a fleshy reproductive structure, the Podocarpaceae.
Applying the principles that the root is more likely to bear ancestral features and that the resin canal is primitive among conifers (Jeffrey, 1903) led Bliss (1918) to contend that the Taxaceae are the most modern gymnosperm family. Various stages in the decreasing organization of the resin cells, culminating in their disappearance altogether, are represented in several extant members.
The only gymnosperm family was the Pinaceae (five species) and the only monocot family was the Poaceae (five species).