Definition of Coniferophyta
1. Noun. Cone-bearing gymnosperms dating from the Carboniferous period; most are substantial trees; includes the classes Pinopsida (subdivision Pinophytina) and Ginkgopsida (subdivision Ginkgophytina) and Taxopsida (subdivision Taxophytina) which in turn include the surviving orders Coniferales and Taxales (yews) and sometimes Ginkgoales as well as extinct orders such as Cordaitales (of the Carboniferous and Permian).
Generic synonyms: Class
Group relationships: Class Gymnospermae, Division Gymnospermophyta, Gymnospermae, Gymnospermophyta
Member holonyms: Cordaitales, Order Cordaitales, Class Pinopsida, Pinophytina, Pinopsida, Subdivision Pinophytina, Coniferales, Order Coniferales, Class Taxopsida, Subdivision Taxophytina, Taxophytina, Taxopsida, Order Taxales, Taxales
Lexicographical Neighbors of Coniferophyta
Literary usage of Coniferophyta
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Contributions to the Paleobotany of Peru, Bolivia and Chile: Five Papers by Edward Wilber Berry (1922)
"5). Another fossil species from South America was- recorded by Krasser 30 from the Pliocene of Bahia, Brazil. Coniferophyta Order ..."
2. Living Things by Katy Z. Allen (2002)
"... ferns) Protista Ginkgophyta (ginkgo) Chlorophyta (uni- and multicellular green algae) Monera Coniferophyta (conifers) Lycophyta (club mosses) Bryophyta ..."