Definition of Monotropaceae
1. Noun. Used in some classification for saprophytic herbs sometimes included in the family Pyrolaceae: genera Monotropa and Sarcodes.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Ericales, Order Ericales
Member holonyms: Genus Monotropa, Monotropa, Genus Hypopitys, Hypopitys, Genus Sarcodes, Sarcodes
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monotropaceae
Literary usage of Monotropaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Monotropaceae Lindl. Nat. Syst. Ed. 2, 219. 1836. INDIAN-PIPE FAMILY. Humus-plants or saprophytes, with mostly simple, leafless bracted scapes, and solitary ..."
2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1902)
"Family Monotropaceae. Indian-pipe Family. What rambler in the June or July woods has ... There are about 9 genera and a dozen species in the Monotropaceae, ..."
3. Fundamentals of Botany by Charles Stuart Gager (1916)
"In Monotropaceae, Clethraceae, and Pyrolaceae, and a few of the true heaths (Ericaceae), the corolla is polypetalous. ..."
4. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"One species, California to Utah. 1356. MON^TROPA, L. Indian-Pipe. Monotropaceae. From Greek, "singly nodding", descriptive of the flower. Syn. ..."
5. New Manual of Botany of the Central Rocky Mountains (vascular Plants) by John Merle Coulter (1909)
"Monotropaceae Lindl. INDIAN PIPE FAMILY Fleshy herbs, parasitic or more often saprophytic, usually pale (tawny or flesh-color), the leaves reduced to mere ..."