Definition of Melanthiaceae
1. Noun. One of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted: includes Aletris; Narthecium; Veratrum.
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Family
Group relationships: Family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, Lily Family
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melanthiaceae
Literary usage of Melanthiaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1913)
"A tuberous-rooted climbing vine belonging to the family Melanthiaceae, and growing in the Kalahari region and in the vicinity of Durban in South Africa. ..."
2. Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants: A Book of Valuable Information for by Arthur Robert Harding (1908)
"... family (Melanthiaceae.) The male plant grows to a height of from 1J to 2J feet, and the female plant is sometimes 4 feet tall and is also more leafy. ..."
3. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1919)
"Melanthiaceae. Bunch-flower family. Flowers solitary, terminal or opposite the leaves; basal leaves undeveloped; capsule breaking midway between the septa; ..."