Definition of Family Cactaceae
1. Noun. Constituting the order Opuntiales.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Opuntiales, Order Opuntiales
Member holonyms: Cactus, Acanthocereus, Genus Acanthocereus, Aporocactus, Genus Aporocactus, Ariocarpus, Genus Ariocarpus, Carnegiea, Genus Carnegiea, Cereus, Genus Cereus, Genus Coryphantha, Genus Echinocactus, Echinocereus, Genus Echinocereus, Genus Epiphyllum, Ferocactus, Genus Ferocactus, Genus Gymnocalycium, Gymnocalycium, Genus Harrisia, Harrisia, Genus Hatiora, Hatiora, Genus Hylocereus, Hylocereus, Genus Lemaireocereus, Lemaireocereus, Genus Lophophora, Lophophora, Genus Mammillaria, Genus Melocactus, Melocactus, Genus Myrtillocactus, Myrtillocactus, Genus Pediocactus, Pediocactus, Genus Nopalea, Nopalea, Genus Opuntia, Opuntia, Genus Peireskia, Genus Pereskia, Peireskia, Pereskia, Genus Rhipsalis, Rhipsalis, Genus Schlumbergera, Schlumbergera, Genus Selenicereus, Selenicereus, Genus Zygocactus, Zygocactus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Cactaceae
Literary usage of Family Cactaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Joseph Nelson Rose (1919)
"... often broad or elongated; endosperm little or copious; radicle terete. The order consists of the following family only: Family CACTACEAE Lindley, Nat. ..."
2. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"... of only slight importance within the tropics. The Podostemaceae are tropical aquatic plants. The American family Cactaceae, the sole constituent of the ..."
3. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1902)
"THE first-named order, which takes its name from the genus of cacti to which the prickly pear belongs, consists only of the following: family Cactaceae. ..."
4. A Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger (1898)
"... With the single family Cactaceae.—Flowers epigynous, actino morphic, hermaphrodite; perianth and ..."
5. Morphology of Angiosperms: (Morphology of Spermatophytes. Part II) by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1903)
"This includes the single family Cactaceae, with about 1000 species. This characteristic American family presents a strange mixture of primitive and advanced ..."