Definition of Family Empetraceae
1. Noun. Heathlike shrubs.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Order Sapindales, Sapindales
Member holonyms: Empetrum, Genus Empetrum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Empetraceae
Literary usage of Family Empetraceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1901)
"Original, family Empetraceae. Crowberry Family. These are low, evergreen shrubs of heath-like aspect, ..."
2. Plant Materials of Decorative Gardening: The Woody Plants by William Trelease (1917)
"Family EMPETRACEAE. Crowberry Family. A small family of low evergreens, chiefly in cold regions. EMPETRUM. Crowberry. Low matted evergreen shrubs with ..."
3. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"CROWBERRY FAMILY. Empetraceae. Dwarf evergreen shrubs nearly related in character and aspect to the Heath Family. The leaves crowded, mostly alternate, ..."
4. The Rhododendron and "American Plants": A Treatise on the Culture by Edward Sprague Rand (1871)
"A plant of the Crowberry family (Empetraceae), much resembling a heath, and worthy a place in the collection. It is not an uncommon Alpine on the summits of ..."
5. Bulletin by Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station (1907)
"CROWBERRY FAMILY. EMPETRACEAE BLACK CROWBERRY. . HEATH-BERRY. Empetrum nigrum L. This is a prostrate, heath-like, evergreen, alpine shrub with black berries ..."