[MUSKOKA FLORA]

Conifers (Coniferophyta)

Coniferophytes are one of four groups of Gymnosperms, the rest of which (Cycadophyta, Ginkgophyta, Gnetophyta) do not occur in Muskoka. Gymnosperms are vascular plants that reproduce by means of seeds that develop from exposed, unenclosed ovules. Seeds are multicellular propagules that comprise minimally an embryo (immature plant) and parental tissue (the seed coat). In coniferophytes, the ovules from which seeds develop are often borne on the branches of specialized shoot systems (cones). There are three coniferophyte families in the Muskoka flora:

Information on individual genera and species will be added at a later date.

Sources: Mabberley (1987), Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1993b).


Muskoka Flora - Index : Conifer Group

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