Definition of Family Urticaceae
1. Noun. A family of plants of order Urticales including many nettles with stinging hairs.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Order Urticales, Urticales
Member holonyms: Genus Urtica, Urtica, Boehmeria, Genus Boehmeria, Genus Helxine, Genus Soleirolia, Helxine, Soleirolia, Genus Laportea, Laportea, Genus Parietaria, Parietaria, Genus Pilea, Pilea, Genus Pipturus, Pipturus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Urticaceae
Literary usage of Family Urticaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"The family Urticaceae is only sparingly represented outside the tropics, especially so in Europe. The family consists of 41 genera with about 500 species, ..."
2. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"Trees, shrubs, or herbs. Examples: the elm family (Ulmaceae. See Chapter LXII), the mulberry family (Moraceae), and the nettle family (Urticaceae). ..."
3. Botany for Agricultural Students by John Nathan Martin (1919)
"Elm Family (Urticaceae). — The Elm family includes about 1500 species of herbs, shrubs, and trees. Besides the Elms this family includes the Mulberries, ..."
4. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"NETTLE FAMILY. Urticaceae. A mostly tropical Family including several tribes of trees with alternate-growing leaves, and staminate and pistillate flowers ..."