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- proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Fagales — the beech and similar trees.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. a natural family of chiefly monoecious trees and shrubs, including beeches, chestnuts, and oaks; it includes the genera Castanea; Castanopsis; Chrysolepis; Fagus; Lithocarpus; Nothofagus; and Quercus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A family of dicotyledonous archichlamydeous (apetalous) trees or shrubs of the order Fagales, typified by the genus Fagus; the beech family.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. chiefly monoecious trees and shrubs: beeches; chestnuts; oaks; genera Castanea, Castanopsis, Chrysolepis, Fagus, Lithocarpus, Nothofagus, Quercus
One example of a gravity-dispersed seed is European Beech (Fagus sylvatica, Fagaceae), although the seeds are also dispersed by scatter-hoarding rodents .
Pinaceae forest creates a belt between the Fagaceae and the Cedrus community.
Dominance is mixed among a variety of tree species, with the Lauraceae, Fagaceae, and Meliaceae particularly important.
Included within these forest habitats are montane hardwood forests of Fagaceae and Lauraceae, mixed conifer-hardwood forests, open montane forests, and open conifer forests.
These include species of Fagaceae, in particular Quercus ilex, which is found only in the Northern Waziristan, Koh-i-Safed, and Chitral foothills, as well as east oleander (Nerium), tropical adhatoda, and Fraxinus xanthoxyloides.
These are made up of Cupressaceae, Anacardiaceae, Pinaceae, Oleaceae, and Fagaceae families.
Evergreen forest originally represented by a variety of Fagaceae and other hardwoods is now dominated by Castanopsis hystrix, with Phyllanthus emblica as a co-dominant and Antidesma collettii, Helicia terminalis, and Wendlandia paniculata as important associates.
In Seram's montane forests, the Fagaceae are represented by only two species.
The most abundant montane tree species in the lower montane zone are Lithocarpus, Quercus, Castanopsis, Fagaceae, and laurels (Lauraceae).
The Fagaceae species that generally mark montane rain forest in the region (Castanopsis, Nothofagus, and Lithocarpus) are absent in the Solomons.