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- proper noun A taxonomic
familywithin the order Sapindales— If such a family is recognized it is comprised of over 120 species of temperate treesand shrubs- the maplefamily. However, the APG II system (2003) does not recognize such a family, including its members in Sapindaceae.
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For instance, coconuts (Cocos nucifera, Aceraceae) can travel up to thousands of kilometers on the ocean before settling on land and germinating.
The family best represented in the upper canopy of these habitats is the Fagaceae, with important contributions from the Magnoliaceae, Aceraceae, Podocarpaceae, Lauraceae, and Theaceae.
Associated with the hemlock and fir are a moderate diversity of broadleaf trees, with the most species belonging to the Aceraceae, Hippocastanaceae, Fagaceae, Magnoliaceae, Lauraceae, Cupressaceae, Podocarpaceae, and Taxaceae.