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Fagales (Oak)

  1. Paul S Manos

Published Online: 22 MAR 2002

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003724



How to Cite

Manos, P. S. 2002. Fagales (Oak). eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2002


The order Fagales is a well-defined group of woody flowering plants with considerable economic and ecological importance. Common species include the alders, bayberries, beeches, beefwoods, chestnuts, hickories, oaks, walnuts and southern beeches.


  • wind pollination;
  • oaks;
  • rosids;
  • biogeography;
  • angiosperms