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Nº 22. Friday, November 26, 2010

Pinaceae

n Bot. Family of conifers, whose members are characterized for having sparse acicular leaves, feminine flowers with many carpels, and cone fruits, such as pine and fir.

Type genus: Pinus L.

Genera: 10.

Author: Spreng. ex F. Rudolphi.

Synonyms: Abietaceae nom. cons.

Etymology

From modern Latin Pinaceae; from pinus, «pine», and the Latin suffix -aceae, «-aceous».