Casuarinaceae


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Casuarinaceae

[‚kazh·ə‚wa·rə′nās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
The single, monogeneric family of the plant order Casuarinales characterized by reduced flowers and green twigs bearing whorls of scalelike, reduced leaves.
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Despite partial replacement by Eucalyptus in some sites within the western part of the region, Casuarinaceae values have increased, thanks largely to an increase in sites from coastal environments, formed by the stabilization of sea-levels at the end of the marine transgression.
Modern, largely Australian components now absent in New Zealand included numerous rainforest and sclerophyllous Proteaceae genera, as well as Casuarinaceae and Gyrostemonaceae.
The component plants of this group included the fossil examples of Araucariaceae, Podocarpaceae, Cupressaceae, Akania (Akaniaceae), Casuarinaceae, Nothofagus (Nothofagaceae) and Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) discussed by Hill and Carpenter (1991).
For example, Tippo (1938) used this conception of specialization in an effort to infer the relationships among a large group of flowering plant families: "The Betulaceae are on a lower plane of anatomical specialization than the Casuarinaceae .