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Wikipedia Abstract

The Pinaceae (pine family) are trees or shrubs, including many of the well-known conifers of commercial importance such as cedars, firs, hemlocks, larches, pines and spruces. The family is included in the order Pinales, formerly known as Coniferales. Pinaceae are supported as monophyletic by their protein-type sieve cell plastids, pattern of proembryogeny, and lack of bioflavonoids. They are the largest extant conifer family in species diversity, with between 220 and 250 species (depending on taxonomic opinion) in 11 genera, and the second-largest (after Cupressaceae) in geographical range, found in most of the Northern Hemisphere, with the majority of the species in temperate climates, but ranging from subarctic to tropical. The family often forms the dominant component of boreal, coastal
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Abies (fir) (47)   (11)
Cathaya (Cathaya) (1)
Cedrus (cedar) (3)   (1)
Keteleeria (keteleeria) (3)
Larix (larch) (11)   (1)
Nothotsuga (1)
Picea (spruce) (38)   (8)
Pinus (pine) (114)   (11)   (2)
Pseudolarix (Pseudolarix) (1)
Pseudotsuga (Pseudotsuga) (4)   (1)
Tsuga (hemlock) (9)

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