gymnospermous tree


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Noun1.gymnospermous tree - any tree of the division Gymnospermophyta
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)
gnetum, Gnetum gnemon - small tropical tree with tiered branches and divaricate branchlets having broad glossy dark green leaves; exploited for its edible young leaves and seeds that provide a fine flour
gingko, ginkgo, Ginkgo biloba, maidenhair tree - deciduous dioecious Chinese tree having fan-shaped leaves and fleshy yellow seeds; exists almost exclusively in cultivation especially as an ornamental street tree
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
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A review of the scientific literature on similar studies of gymnospermous plants suggests that, depending on geographical regions and growth locations, the same gymnospermous tree species demonstrate different reaction to changes in temperature and precipitation.