Definition of Family Asclepiadaceae

1. Noun. Widely distributed family of herbs and shrubs of the order Gentianales; most with milky juice.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Asclepiadaceae

family Arcellidae
family Arcidae
family Arctiidae
family Ardeidae
family Arecaceae
family Argasidae
family Argentinidae
family Argiopidae
family Argonautidae
family Ariidae
family Aristolochiaceae
family Armadillidiidae
family Artamidae
family Ascaphidae
family Ascaridae
family Asclepiadaceae (current term)
family Asilidae
family Asparagaceae
family Aspergillaceae
family Asphodelaceae
family Aspleniaceae
family Astacidae
family Asteraceae
family Atherinidae
family Athiorhodaceae
family Athyriaceae
family Atrichornithidae
family Atropidae
family Aulostomidae
family Auriculariaceae

Literary usage of Family Asclepiadaceae

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1. Plant Materials of Decorative Gardening: The Woody Plants by William Trelease (1917)
"Family ASCLEPIADACEAE. Milkweed Family. A moderate-sized family, chiefly of herbs with milky sap, some of which are used in hardy perennial planting. ..."

2. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"The milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae) contains plants mostly with a milky juice. Asclepias with many species is one of the most prominent genera. ..."

3. The Essentials of Botany by Charles Edwin Bessey (1896)
"family Asclepiadaceae (Milkweeds) : Milky-juiced herbs and shrubs with opposite (or alternate) leaves ; corolla-lobes contorted ; stamens 5 with ..."

4. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1902)
"In family Asclepiadaceae. Milkweed Family. Contains about 220 genera and 1900 species, of wide distribution. They are herbs, vines or shrubs, ..."

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