Cunninghamia (family Taxodiaceae) A genus of tall, coniferous trees that have long, flat, fine-pointed leaves, spirally arranged on twigs, but twisted so as to be pinnately arranged. Cones are ovoid and erect, with a small brown spine on the rounded tip of each white-fringed scale. There are 2 species, 1 of which occurs in south-western China, where it has long been cultivated, and the other in Taiwan.
More From encyclopedia.com
Agamid Lizards , Agamidae (agamids; order Squamata, suborder Sauria) A family of lizards that closely resemble iguanas (Iguanidae), but that have acrodont teeth. Scal… arrangement , ar·range·ment / əˈrānjmənt/ • n. 1. the action, process, or result of arranging or being arranged. ∎ a thing that has been arranged in a neat or attr… Piculet , Picidae Picidae (piculets, woodpeckers, wrynecks; class Aves, order Piciformes) A family of small to large, black, white, yellow, red, brown, or gree… Ovenbird , Furnariidae (ovenbirds, spinetails; class Aves, order Passeriformes) A very diverse family of small to medium-sized, brown and rufous birds, some str… Taxodiaceae , Swamp Cypress Family (Taxodiaceae) The swamp cypress family is more formally called the Taxodiaceae. This is a family of coniferous trees within the… macadamia , mac·a·da·mi·a / ˌmakəˈdāmēə/ • n. an Australian tree (genus Macadamia, family Proteaceae) with glossy evergreen leaves and globular edible nuts. Seve…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article