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EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > GYMNOSPERMS > CONIFERS

Definition:
Conifers are pollen- and seed-bearing plants of the dominant group
of gymnosperms; mostly evergreen, woody trees and shrubs with needle-like
or scale-like leaves.  


Reference:
Starr, C. and R.Taggart. 1998. Biology: the unity and diversity of life.
Wadsworth Publishing Company. Belmont, California.