Coniferophyta
Coniferophyta Coniferophyta, Coniferophytina Coniferophytina . a class of cone-bearing gymnosperms dating from the Carboniferous; most are substantial trees; it 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) and {Volztiales} (of the Permian-Jurassic).

Syn: Coniferopsida, class Coniferopsida, Coniferophytina, subdivision Coniferophytina. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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