Conifer is a Latin word, a compound word of conus and ferre (to bear), meaning the one that bears (a) cone(s).The conifers, division Pinophyta, also known as division Coniferophyta or Coniferae, are one of 13 or 14 division level taxa within the Kingdom Plantae. Pinophytes are gymnosperms. They are cone-bearing seed with vascular tissue; all extant conifers are , the great majority being with just a few being . Typical examples of conifers include cedar, Douglas-fir, cypresses, , , kauri, , , hemlo..
Aloe , also Aloë, is a genus containing over 500 species of flowering succulent .The Plant List (2010). Version 1. Published on the Internet; http://www.theplantlist.org/ (accessed July 2013) The most widely known species is Aloe vera, or "true aloe", so called because, though probably extinct in the wild, it is cultivated as the standard source of so-called "aloe vera" for assorted pharmaceutical purposes. Other species, such as Aloe ferox, also are cultivated or harvested from the wild for similar ap..
Toxicodendron is a genus of in the sumac family, Anacardiaceae. It contains woody , and , including poison ivy, poison oak, and the lacquer tree. All members of the genus produce the skin-irritating oil urushiol, which can cause a severe allergic reaction. The generic name is derived from the Greek words ( toxikos), meaning "poison," and ( dendron), meaning "tree". ξ1 The best known members of the genus in North America are poison ivy (T. radicans), practically ubiquitous throughout most of eastern..
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Toxicodendron is a genus of in the sumac family, Anacardiaceae. It contains woody , and , including poison ivy, poison oak, and the lacquer tree. All members of the genus produce the skin-irritating oil urushiol, which can cause a severe allergic reactio
Alder is the common name of a genus of ( Alnus) belonging to the birch family Betulaceae. The genus comprises about 30 species of monoecious and , a few reaching a large size, distributed throughout the north temperate zone.
Aloe , also Aloë, is a genus containing over 500 species of flowering succulent .The Plant List (2010). Version 1. Published on the Internet; http://www.theplantlist.org/ (accessed July 2013) The most widely known species is Aloe vera, or "true aloe",