The Order Pinales in the Division Pinophyta, Class Pinopsida comprises all the extant conifers.
Families in the order Coniferales of plants
Pacific silver fir
- The family Pinaceae , is in the order Pinales, formerly known as the Coniferales, and includes many of the well-known conifers of commercial importance such as cedars, firs, hemlocks, larches, pines and spruces.
- Podocarpaceae is a large family of mainly Southern Hemisphere conifers, comprising about 156 species of evergreen trees and shrubs.
- The Cupressaceae or cypress family is a conifer family with worldwide distribution.
New Zealand Kauri
- Araucariaceae is a very ancient family of conifers.
- The family Taxaceae, commonly called the yew family, includes three genera and about 7 to 12 species of coniferous plants, or in other interpretations , six genera and about 30 species.
- The family Cephalotaxaceae is a small grouping of conifers, with three genera and about 20 species, closely allied to the Taxaceae, and included in that family by some botanists.
- Phyllocladus is a small genus of conifers, now usually treated in the family Podocarpaceae.
- The Koyamaki , or Japanese Umbrella-pine, is a unique conifer endemic to Japan.
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