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Fagus sylvatica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fagales

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The Fagales are an order of flowering plants, including some of the best known trees. The order name is derived from genus Fagus, Beeches. They belong among the rosid group of dicotyledons. The families currently included are as follows:

  • Betulaceae - Birch family
  • Casuarinaceae - She-oak family
  • Fagaceae - Beech family
  • Juglandaceae - Walnut family
  • Myricaceae - Bayberry family
  • Nothofagaceae - Southern beech family
  • Rhoipteleaceae - Rhoiptelea family
  • Ticodendraceae - Ticodendron family
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