The identification of coniferous trees
Conifers were classified at a time when the order within the class Coniferales gymnosperms (Gymnospermae). In classifications such as Cronquist, the order has been promoted to the rank of division.
The taxonomic nomenclature rules require that taxa bearing the name of the type genus (in this case Pinus), so the name was changed to Coniferophyta Pinophyta, although the term "conifer" is still a widely used name for plants this division.
Most conifers are monopodial sized trees, often with a conical cup, resulting in misunderstandings about his name, but there are also shrubs and creeping plants between them, especially in the family Cupressaceae. Conifers are the dominant tree species in cold climates at high latitudes and high mountains and even tropical latitudes. The vast majority of conifers are evergreen, although some, like the true larches (genus Larix) with deciduous.Most conifers are evergreen and shed their scaly or needle-like foliage all year.
Each season sees a renewal of its leaves. These can be classified into coniferous, evergreen and coniferous. Evergreen as the name suggests have foliage season. Softwoods are evergreen cones in nature and bear. Examples of conifers are pine, cedar, fir and pine.
Deciduous trees, however, can be identified by their leaves. Trees such as maples and lilacs have simple leaves on the branch facing opposite to each other. Examples of simple leaves placed alternately in the industry are birch, willow and poplar.
Some deciduous trees such as ash and horse chestnut have compound leaves located on opposite sides of the wig, while others like the locust and walnut has compound leaves are alternately in the industry.