Cordaitales Gone But Not Forgotten, Coniferales Keeps The Memories Alive

Prevalent Gymnosperm Plants

In the realm of the gymnosperms we see in our everyday lives, it is often nearly inevitable not to become captured by the beauty some display. There are about 1000 different types of gymnosperm species, of which each have a significant role in our lives. They roughly make up about 80% of our food supply, and are the primary sources of a great amount of our usable herbs.

The Extinct Coniferous Tree

Cordaitales are an extinct form of conifer gymnosperms that are believed to have been existent in the Mesozoic Era. They are also considered as being fossil plants that were prevalent throughout the Carboniferous period, which was roughly 300 million years ago. They are believed to have been grown in the form of trees that reached nearly 100 feet with leather textured leaves.

Coniferales Beauty

Unlike their taller counterpart figures of Cordaitales, coniferales have a rather different figure. They are evergreen trees that are more in the form of shrubs with needle textured leaves. With the scientific name of Pinales, a majority of them grow in cone typed structures.Some examples of conferales are Pinaceae, Cupressaceae, Taxodiaceae, and Taxaceae; respectively, they are more popularly known as Pine family, Cypress family, Redwood family, and Yew family.

The Coniferous Family

Conifers can grow in all sorts of different colors. Therefore, they are not only preferable for growth in natural parks and recreation areas, they are also highly sought after for planting in business and home properties. Their vibrant colors do not only affect the aesthetic appeal of properties, but also can have an impact on its overall appraisal value. An interesting fact about coniferous plants is that their colors can be influenced and derived from its environmental habitat, such as light exposure, humidity, and temperature. Anyone that takes pleasure in planting coniferous plants truly knows the potential beauties all of nature has to offer.

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