flowering tree

Definitions of flowering tree
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n any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary

Synonyms:
angiospermous tree
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Cananga odorata, ilang-ilang, ylang-ylang
evergreen Asian tree with aromatic greenish-yellow flowers yielding a volatile oil; widely grown in the tropics as an ornamental
Cercidiphyllum japonicum, katsura tree
rapidly growing deciduous tree of low mountainsides of China and Japan; grown as an ornamental for its dark blue-green candy-scented foliage that becomes yellow to scarlet in autumn
laurel
any of various aromatic trees of the laurel family
magnolia
any shrub or tree of the genus Magnolia; valued for their longevity and exquisite fragrant blooms
genus Manglietia, manglietia
a genus of flowering tree of the family Magnoliaceae found from Malay to southern China
Liriodendron tulipifera, canary whitewood, tulip poplar, tulip tree, yellow poplar
tall North American deciduous timber tree having large tulip-shaped greenish yellow flowers and conelike fruit; yields soft white woods used especially for cabinet work
Bocconia frutescens, bocconia, tree celandine
small Central American tree having loose racemes of purple-tinted green flowers
Adansonia gregorii, cream-of-tartar tree, sour gourd
Australian tree having an agreeably acid fruit that resembles a gourd
Adansonia digitata, baobab, monkey-bread tree
African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread
Bombay ceiba, Ceiba pentandra, God tree, ceiba tree, kapok, silk-cotton tree, white silk-cotton tree
massive tropical tree with deep ridges on its massive trunk and bearing large pods of seeds covered with silky floss; source of the silky kapok fiber
Ochroma lagopus, balsa
forest tree of lowland Central America having a strong very light wood; used for making floats and rafts and in crafts
sterculia
any tree of the genus Sterculia
Heritiera trifoliolata, Terrietia trifoliolata, booyong, brown oak, crow's foot, red beech, silky elm, stave wood
large tree of Australasia
Heritiera macrophylla, looking glass tree
large evergreen tree of India and Burma whose leaves are silvery beneath
Heritiera littoralis, looking-glass plant
small tree of coastal regions of Old World tropics whose leaves are silvery beneath
Theobroma cacao, cacao, cacao tree, chocolate tree
tropical American tree producing cacao beans
New Zealand honeysuckle, rewa-rewa
slender elegant tree of New Zealand having racemes of red flowers and yielding valuable mottled red timber
Oxydendrum arboreum, sorrel tree, sourwood, titi
deciduous shrubby tree of eastern North America having deeply fissured bark and sprays of small fragrant white flowers and sour-tasting leaves
iron tree, iron-tree, ironwood, ironwood tree
a small slow-growing deciduous tree of northern Iran having a low domed shape
Combretum appiculatum, bush willow
small deciduous tree of the Transvaal having spikes of yellow flowers
Combretum erythrophyllum, bush willow
small South African tree having creamy yellow fragrant flowers usually growing on stream banks
Lagerstroemia speciosa, Queen's crape myrtle, pride-of-India
native to Asia, Australia, and East Indies, where it provides timber called pyinma; used elsewhere as an ornamental for its large showy flowers
myrtaceous tree
trees and shrubs
myrtle
any evergreen shrub or tree of the genus Myrtus
Rhizophora mangle, mangrove
a tropical tree or shrub bearing fruit that germinates while still on the tree and having numerous prop roots that eventually form an impenetrable mass and are important in land building
dillenia
any of several evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Dillenia grown for their foliage and nodding flowers resembling magnolias which are followed by fruit that is used in curries and jellies and preserves
Garcinia cambogia, Garcinia gummi-gutta, Garcinia hanburyi, gamboge tree
low spreading tree of Indonesia yielding an orange to brown gum resin (gamboge) used as a pigment when powdered
Pipturus albidus
Hawaiian tree of genus Pipturus having a bark (tapa) from which tapa cloth is made
Broussonetia papyrifera, paper mulberry
shrubby Asiatic tree having bark (tapa) that resembles cloth; grown as a shade tree in Europe and America; male flowers are pendulous catkins and female are urn-shaped followed by small orange-red aggregate berries
Cecropia peltata, imbauba, snake wood, trumpet tree, trumpet-wood, trumpetwood
tropical American tree with large peltate leaves and hollow stems
Bauhinia variegata, mountain ebony, orchid tree
small East Indian tree having orchid-like flowers and hard dark wood
Delonix regia, Poinciana regia, flamboyant, flame tree, peacock flower, royal poinciana
showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana
Circis siliquastrum, Judas tree, love tree
small tree of the eastern Mediterranean having abundant purplish-red flowers growing on old wood directly from stems and appearing before the leaves: widely cultivated in mild regions; wood valuable for veneers
Cercis canadensis, redbud
small shrubby tree of eastern North America similar to the Judas tree having usually pink flowers; found in damp sheltered underwood
Prunus caroliniana, cherry laurel, laurel cherry, mock orange, wild orange
small flowering evergreen tree of southern United States
fruit tree
tree bearing edible fruit
mountain ash
any of various trees of the genus Sorbus
ailanthus
any of several deciduous Asian trees of the genus Ailanthus
Bulnesia sarmienti, palo santo
South American tree of dry interior regions of Argentina and Paraguay having resinous heartwood used for incense
Guaiacum officinale, lignum vitae
small evergreen tree of Caribbean and southern Central America to northern South America; a source of lignum vitae wood, hardest of commercial timbers, and a medicinal resin
Guaiacum sanctum, bastard lignum vitae
small evergreen tree of the southern United States and West Indies a source of lignum vitae wood
poplar, poplar tree
any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins
Cliftonia monophylla, buckwheat tree, titi
tree of low-lying coastal areas of southeastern United States having glossy leaves and racemes of fragrant white flowers
maple
any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone
holly
any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges
Pistacia terebinthus, terebinth
a Mediterranean tree yielding Chian turpentine
Aesculus hippocastanum, buckeye, horse chestnut
tree having palmate leaves and large clusters of white to red flowers followed by brown shiny inedible seeds
Chrysophyllum oliviforme, caimitillo, damson plum, satin leaf, satinleaf
tropical American timber tree with dark hard heavy wood and small plumlike purple fruit
silver bell
any of various deciduous trees of the genus Halesia having white bell-shaped flowers
Cordia alliodora, Equador laurel, Spanish elm, cypre, princewood, salmwood
large tropical American tree of the genus Cordia grown for its abundant creamy white flowers and valuable wood
Jatropha curcus, physic nut
small tropical American tree yielding purple dye and a tanning extract and bearing physic nuts containing a purgative oil that is poisonous in large quantities
Hevea brasiliensis, Para rubber tree, caoutchouc tree
deciduous tree of the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers having leathery leaves and fragrant yellow-white flowers; it yields a milky juice that is the chief source of commercial rubber
Aleurites moluccana, candlenut, varnish tree
large tree native to southeastern Asia; the nuts yield oil used in varnishes; nut kernels strung together are used locally as candles
Aleurites fordii, tung, tung tree, tung-oil tree
Chinese tree bearing seeds that yield tung oil
cornel, dogwood, dogwood tree
a tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowers
nut tree
tree bearing edible nuts
spice tree
tree bearing aromatic bark or berries
cacao bean, cocoa bean
seed of the cacao tree; ground roasted beans are source of chocolate
custard apple, custard apple tree
any of several tropical American trees bearing fruit with soft edible pulp
Laurus nobilis, bay, bay laurel, bay tree, true laurel
small Mediterranean evergreen tree with small blackish berries and glossy aromatic leaves used for flavoring in cooking; also used by ancient Greeks to crown victors
Cinnamomum camphora, camphor tree
large evergreen tree of warm regions whose aromatic wood yields camphor
Ceylon cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, cinnamon
tropical Asian tree with aromatic yellowish-brown bark; source of the spice cinnamon
Cinnamomum cassia, cassia, cassia-bark tree
Chinese tree with aromatic bark; yields a less desirable cinnamon than Ceylon cinnamon
Cinnamomum loureirii, Saigon cinnamon
tropical southeast Asian tree with aromatic bark; yields a bark used medicinally
Persea Americana, avocado, avocado tree
tropical American tree bearing large pulpy green fruits
Persea borbonia, laurel-tree, red bay
small tree of southern United States having dark red heartwood
Sassafras albidum, sassafras, sassafras tree
yellowwood tree with brittle wood and aromatic leaves and bark; source of sassafras oil; widely distributed in eastern North America
California bay tree, California laurel, California olive, Oregon myrtle, Umbellularia californica, mountain laurel, pepperwood, sassafras laurel, spice tree
Pacific coast tree having aromatic foliage and small umbellate flowers followed by olivelike fruit; yields a hard tough wood
Magnolia grandiflora, bull bay, evergreen magnolia, large-flowering magnolia, southern magnolia
evergreen tree of southern United States having large stiff glossy leaves and huge white sweet-smelling flowers
Magnolia tripetala, elk-wood, elkwood, umbrella magnolia, umbrella tree
small deciduous tree of eastern North America having creamy white flowers and large leaves in formations like umbrellas at the ends of branches
Magnolia fraseri, earleaved umbrella tree
small erect deciduous tree with large leaves in coiled formations at branch tips
Magnolia acuminata, cucumber tree
American deciduous magnolia having large leaves and fruit like a small cucumber
Magnolia macrophylla, great-leaved macrophylla, large-leaved cucumber tree, large-leaved magnolia
large deciduous shrub or tree of southeastern United States having huge leaves in dense false whorls and large creamy flowers tinged purple toward the base
Chinese magnolia, Magnolia soulangiana, saucer magnolia
large deciduous shrub or small tree having large open rosy to purplish flowers; native to Asia; prized as an ornamental in eastern North America
Magnolia stellata, star magnolia
deciduous shrubby magnolia from Japan having fragrant white starlike flowers blooming before leaves unfold; grown as an ornamental in United States
Magnolia virginiana, swamp bay, swamp laurel, sweet bay
shrub or small tree having rather small fragrant white flowers; abundant in southeastern United States
Myristica fragrans, nutmeg, nutmeg tree
East Indian tree widely cultivated in the tropics for its aromatic seed; source of two spices: nutmeg and mace
Durio zibethinus, durian, durian tree, durion
tree of southeastern Asia having edible oval fruit with a hard spiny rind
Panama tree, Sterculia apetala
large deciduous tree native to Panama and from which the country takes its name; having densely leafy crown and naked trunk
Java olives, Sterculia foetida, kalumpang
large tree of Old World tropics having foul-smelling orange-red blossoms followed by red pods enclosing oil-rich seeds sometimes used as food
Cola acuminata, goora nut, kola, kola nut, kola nut tree
tree bearing large brown nuts containing e.g. caffeine; source of cola extract
macadamia, macadamia tree
any tree of the genus Macadamia
hazel, hazelnut, hazelnut tree
any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk
Salvadora persica, mustard tree, toothbrush tree
glabrous or pubescent evergreen shrub or tree of the genus Salvadora; twigs are fibrous and in some parts of the world are bound together in clusters and used as a toothbrush; shoots are used as camel fodder; plant ash provides salt
olive tree
a tree of the genus Olea cultivated for its fruit
walnut, walnut tree
any of various trees of the genus Juglans
hickory, hickory tree
American hardwood tree bearing edible nuts
Carya illinoensis, Carya illinoinsis, pecan, pecan tree
tree of southern United States and Mexico cultivated for its nuts
wing nut, wing-nut
any tree of the genus Pterocarya; fruit is a small winged nutlet; Caucasus to southeastern Asia
Grias cauliflora, anchovy pear, anchovy pear tree
West Indian tree bearing edible fruit resembling mango
Bertholletia excelsa, brazil nut, brazil-nut tree
tall South American tree bearing brazil nuts
Myrtus communis, common myrtle
European shrub with white or rosy flowers followed by black berries
Pimenta dioica, allspice, allspice tree, pimento tree
aromatic West Indian tree that produces allspice berries
Pimenta officinalis, allspice tree
tropical American tree having small white flowers and aromatic berries
Eugenia corynantha, sour cherry
Australian tree with sour red fruit
Eugenia uniflora, Surinam cherry, pitanga
Brazilian tree with spicy red fruit; often cultivated in California and Florida
Eugenia jambos, jambosa, rose apple, rose-apple tree
tropical tree of the East Indies cultivated for its edible fruit
Myrciaria cauliflora, jaboticaba, jaboticaba tree
small evergreen tropical tree native to Brazil and West Indies but introduced into southern United States; grown in Brazil for its edible tough-skinned purple grapelike fruit that grows all along the branches
Psidium guajava, guava, guava bush, true guava
small tropical American shrubby tree; widely cultivated in warm regions for its sweet globular yellow fruit
Psidium littorale, guava, strawberry guava, yellow cattley guava
small tropical shrubby tree bearing small yellowish fruit
Psidium cattleianum, Psidium littorale longipes, cattley guava, purple strawberry guava
small tropical shrubby tree bearing deep red oval fruit
Brazilian guava, Psidium guineense
South American tree having fruit similar to the true guava
Eugenia aromaticum, Eugenia caryophyllatum, Syzygium aromaticum, clove, clove tree
moderate sized very symmetrical red-flowered evergreen widely cultivated in the tropics for its flower buds which are source of cloves
Punica granatum, pomegranate, pomegranate tree
shrub or small tree native to southwestern Asia having large red many-seeded fruit
Garcinia mangostana, mangosteen, mangosteen tree
East Indian tree with thick leathery leaves and edible fruit
Mammea americana, mamey, mammee, mammee apple, mammee tree
tropical American tree having edible fruit with a leathery rind
Carica papaya, melon tree, papaia, papaya, papaya tree, pawpaw
tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit
mulberry, mulberry tree
any of several trees of the genus Morus having edible fruit that resembles the blackberry
Artocarpus altilis, Artocarpus communis, breadfruit, breadfruit tree
native to Pacific islands and having edible fruit with a texture like bread
Artocarpus heterophyllus, jackfruit, jackfruit tree
East Indian tree cultivated for its immense edible fruit and seeds
Artocarpus odoratissima, marang, marang tree
Philippine tree similar to the breadfruit tree bearing edible fruit
Chrysobalanus icaco, coco plum, coco plum tree, cocoa plum, icaco
small tropical American tree bearing edible plumlike fruit
Cydonia oblonga, quince, quince bush
small Asian tree with pinkish flowers and pear-shaped fruit; widely cultivated
Eriobotrya japonica, Japanese medlar, Japanese plum, loquat, loquat tree
evergreen tree of warm regions having fuzzy yellow olive-sized fruit with a large free stone; native to China and Japan
apple tree
any tree of the genus Malus especially those bearing firm rounded edible fruits
Mespilus germanica, medlar, medlar tree
small deciduous Eurasian tree cultivated for its fruit that resemble crab apples
plum, plum tree
any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stone
plumcot, plumcot tree
hybrid produced by crossing Prunus domestica and Prunus armeniaca
apricot, apricot tree
Asian tree having clusters of usually white blossoms and edible fruit resembling the peach
cherry, cherry tree
any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood
almond tree
any of several small bushy trees having pink or white blossoms and usually bearing nuts
Prunus persica, peach, peach tree
cultivated in temperate regions
Prunus persica nectarina, nectarine, nectarine tree
variety or mutation of the peach bearing fruit with smooth skin and (usually) yellow flesh
Pyrus communis, pear, pear tree
Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit; widely cultivated in many varieties
European mountain ash, Sorbus aucuparia, rowan, rowan tree
Eurasian tree with orange-red berrylike fruits
American mountain ash, Sorbus americana
a variety of mountain ash
Sorbus sitchensis, Western mountain ash
an ash of the western coast of North America
Sorbus domestica, service tree, sorb apple, sorb apple tree
medium-sized European tree resembling the rowan but bearing edible fruit
genipa
any tree of the genus Genipa bearing yellow flowers and edible fruit with a thick rind
Averrhoa carambola, carambola, carambola tree
East Indian tree bearing deeply ridged yellow-brown fruit
Averrhoa bilimbi, bilimbi
East Indian evergreen tree bearing very acid fruit
citrus, citrus tree
any of numerous tropical usually thorny evergreen trees of the genus Citrus having leathery evergreen leaves and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits having leathery aromatic rinds
Ailanthus altissima, tree of heaven, tree of the gods
deciduous rapidly growing tree of China with foliage like sumac and sweetish fetid flowers; widely planted in United States as a street tree because of its resistance to pollution
Irvingia gabonensis, dika, wild mango, wild mango tree
African tree with edible yellow fruit resembling mangos; valued for its oil-rich seed and hardy green wood that resists termites
Populus balsamifera, balsam poplar, hackmatack, tacamahac
poplar of northeastern North America with broad heart-shaped leaves
Populus alba, abele, aspen poplar, silver-leaved poplar, white aspen, white poplar
a poplar that is widely cultivated in the United States; has white bark and leaves with whitish undersurfaces
Populus canescens, gray poplar, grey poplar
large rapidly growing poplar with faintly lobed dentate leaves grey on the lower surface; native to Europe but introduced and naturalized elsewhere
Populus nigra, black poplar
large European poplar
cottonwood
any of several North American trees of the genus Populus having a tuft of cottony hairs on the seed
aspen
any of several trees of the genus Populus having leaves on flattened stalks so that they flutter in the lightest wind
Blighia sapida, akee, akee tree
widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions for its fragrant flowers and colorful fruits; introduced in Jamaica by William Bligh
Dimocarpus longan, Euphorbia litchi, Nephelium longana, longan, longanberry, lungen
tree of southeastern Asia to Australia grown primarily for its sweet edible fruit resembling litchi nuts; sometimes placed in genera Euphorbia or Nephelium
Litchi chinensis, Nephelium litchi, lichee, litchi, litchi tree
Chinese tree cultivated especially in Philippines and India for its edible fruit; sometimes placed in genus Nephelium
Melicocca bijuga, Melicocca bijugatus, Spanish lime, Spanish lime tree, genip, ginep, honey berry, mamoncillo
tropical American tree bearing a small edible fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp
Nephelium lappaceum, rambotan, rambutan, rambutan tree
Malayan tree bearing spiny red fruit
Nephelium mutabile, pulasan, pulasan tree, pulassan
East Indian fruit tree bearing fruit similar to but sweeter than that of the rambutan
Acer saccharinum, silver maple
a common North American maple tree; five-lobed leaves are light green above and silvery white beneath; source of hard close-grained but brittle light-brown wood
Acer saccharum, rock maple, sugar maple
maple of eastern and central North America having three-lobed to five-lobed leaves and hard close-grained wood much used for cabinet work especially the curly-grained form; sap is chief source of maple syrup and maple sugar; many subspecies
Acer rubrum, red maple, scarlet maple, swamp maple
maple of eastern and central America; five-lobed leaves turn scarlet and yellow in autumn
Acer pennsylvanicum, goosefoot maple, moose-wood, moosewood, striped dogwood, striped maple
maple of eastern North America with striped bark and large two-lobed leaves clear yellow in autumn
Acer macrophyllum, Oregon maple, big-leaf maple
maple of western North America having large 5-lobed leaves orange in autumn
Acer glabrum, Rocky-mountain maple, dwarf maple
small maple of northwestern North America
Acer spicatum, mountain alder, mountain maple
small shrubby maple of eastern North America; scarlet in autumn
Acer circinatum, vine maple
small maple of northwestern North America having prostrate stems that root freely and form dense thickets
Acer campestre, field maple, hedge maple
shrubby Eurasian maple often used as a hedge
Acer platanoides, Norway maple
a large Eurasian maple tree naturalized in North America; five-lobed leaves yellow in autumn; cultivated in many varieties
Acer pseudoplatanus, great maple, scottish maple, sycamore
Eurasian maple tree with pale grey bark that peels in flakes like that of a sycamore tree; leaves with five ovate lobes yellow in autumn
Acer negundo, ash-leaved maple, box elder
common shade tree of eastern and central United States
Acer argutum, pointed-leaf maple
small shrubby Japanese plant with leaves having 5 to 7 acuminate lobes; yellow in autumn
Acer japonicum, Japanese maple, full moon maple
leaves deeply incised and bright red in autumn; Japan
Acer palmatum, Japanese maple
ornamental shrub or small tree of Japan and Korea with deeply incised leaves; cultivated in many varieties
Ilex decidua, bearberry, possum haw, winterberry
deciduous shrub of southeastern and central United States
Ilex glabra, evergreen winterberry, gall-berry, gallberry, inkberry
evergreen holly of eastern North America with oblong leathery leaves and small black berries
Ilex paraguariensis, Paraguay tea, mate
South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea
American holly, Christmas holly
an evergreen tree
low gallberry holly
an evergreen shrub
tall gallberry holly
an evergreen shrub
yaupon holly
an evergreen shrub
deciduous holly
a holly tree
juneberry holly
a holly shrub
largeleaf holly
a holly tree
Geogia holly
a holly shrub
common winterberry holly
a holly shrub
smooth winterberry holly
a holly shrub
Anacardium occidentale, cashew, cashew tree
tropical American evergreen tree bearing kidney-shaped nuts that are edible only when roasted
Mangifera indica, mango, mango tree
large evergreen tropical tree cultivated for its large oval fruit
Pistacia vera, pistachio, pistachio tree
small tree of southern Europe and Asia Minor bearing small hard-shelled nuts
Spondias mombin, hog plum, yellow mombin, yellow mombin tree
tropical American tree having edible yellow fruit
Spondias purpurea, jocote, mombin, mombin tree
common tropical American shrub or small tree with purplish fruit
sweet buckeye
a tall and often cultivated buckeye of the central United States
Ohio buckeye
a buckeye with scaly grey bark that is found in the central United States
bottlebrush buckeye, dwarf buckeye
a spreading shrub with pink flowers; found in southeastern United States
red buckeye
a shrub buckeye of southern United States
particolored buckeye
a buckeye marked by different colors or tints
persimmon, persimmon tree
any of several tropical trees of the genus Diospyros
Chrysophyllum cainito, caimito, star apple
evergreen tree of West Indies and Central America having edible purple fruit star-shaped in cross section and dark green leaves with golden silky undersides
Achras zapota, Manilkara zapota, sapodilla, sapodilla tree
large tropical American evergreen yielding chicle gum and edible fruit; sometimes placed in genus Achras
Pouteria campechiana nervosa, canistel, canistel tree
tropical tree of Florida and West Indies yielding edible fruit
Halesia carolina, Halesia tetraptera, opossum wood, silver-bell tree, silverbell tree, snowdrop tree
medium-sized tree of West Virginia to Florida and Texas
Cornus florida, common white dogwood, eastern flowering dogwood
deciduous tree; celebrated for its large white or pink bracts and stunning autumn color that is followed by red berries
American dogwood, Cornus stolonifera, red dogwood, red osier, red osier dogwood, redbrush
common North American shrub with reddish purple twigs and white flowers
Cornus obliqua, silky dogwood
shrub of eastern North America closely resembling silky cornel
Cornus amomum, silky cornel, silky dogwood
shrub of eastern North America having purplish stems and blue fruit
Cornus sanguinea, blood-twig, common European dogwood, pedwood, red dogwood
European deciduous shrub turning red in autumn having dull white flowers
Cornus canadensis, bunchberry, crackerberry, dwarf cornel, pudding berry
creeping perennial herb distinguished by red berries and clustered leaf whorls at the tips of shoots; Greenland to Alaska
Cornus mas, cornelian cherry
deciduous European shrub or small tree having bright red fruit
Type of:
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a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

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