Fagaceae

Belongs within: Faganae.Contains: Castanopsis. The Fagaceae (including beech, oaks and chestnuts) are a family of trees found in a band across the Americas and Eurasia, with species in northernmost Africa and New Guinea. Many species are dominant forest trees in parts of their ranges, and the chestnuts of the genus Castanea are important food plants.… Continue reading Fagaceae

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Casuarinaceae

Belongs within: Faganae. The Casuarinaceae, sheoaks, are a family of just under 100 species of small trees that bear a superficial resemblance to conifers, with scale-like leaves and cone-like inflorescences. Species of Casuarinaceae are found in south-east Asia and Australasia; the genus Allocasuarina is restricted to Australia but Casuarina is more widespread. Species of Allocasuarina… Continue reading Casuarinaceae

Betulaceae

Belongs within: Faganae. The Betulaceae, birches and related taxa, is a group of deciduous trees and shrubs with pinnately-veined, sharp-toothed, simple leaves found mostly in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Flowers are borne in unisexual inflorescences with staminate flowers forming elongate, pendulous catkins. Characters (from Flora of North America): Trees and shrubs, deciduous. Winter… Continue reading Betulaceae

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Castanopsis

Belongs within: Fagaceae. Castanopsis, the chinquapins, is a genus of trees found in tropical and subtropical eastern Asia. Many species are valued for their wood but a number have been threatened by over-logging. Characters (from Flora of China): Trees evergreen. Winter buds ovoid to ellipsoid, with decussate scales. Stipules extrapetiolar. Leaves alternate, distichous, or for… Continue reading Castanopsis

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Juglandanae

Belongs within: Faganae.Contains: Juglandoideae, Nothofagus subgenus Brassospora. The Juglandanae was listed by Doweld (2001) as a taxon uniting the wind-pollinated families Myricaceae, Juglandaceae and Nothofagus; the molecular analysis of Rosidae by Wang et al. (2009) supports a clade of Myrica and Juglans within the Fagales. The Juglandaceae are a group of trees (rarely shrubs) found… Continue reading Juglandanae

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