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AMENTIFERAE, or AMENTACEAE

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 805 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AMENTIFERAE, or AMENTACEAE, 'a name which has been used. to include in one class several natural orders of plants which bear their flowers in catkins (amenta). They are trees and shrubs chiefly of temperate climates, and include many common British trees. It comprised the following orders:—Salicaceae, willows and poplars; Corylaceae, hazel, hornbeam; Betulaceae, birch, alder; Fagaceae, oak, beech, , chestnut; Casuarinaceae, .Casuarina (beefwood); Platanaceae, plane; Juglandaceae, walnut; Myricaceae, bog myrtle. This class is not retained in the most modern systems of classification.
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