Definition of Family portulacaceae
1. Noun. Family of usually succulent herbs; cosmopolitan in distribution especially in Americas.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Caryophyllales, Chenopodiales, Order Caryophyllales, Order-chenopodiales
Member holonyms: Genus Portulaca, Calandrinia, Genus Calandrinia, Claytonia, Genus Claytonia, Genus Lewisia, Lewisia, Genus Montia, Montia, Genus Spraguea, Spraguea, Genus Talinum, Talinum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Portulacaceae
Literary usage of Family portulacaceae
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1. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"... soap-like lather when its bruised leaves are agitated in water. 'PURSLANE FAMILY (Portulacaceae) Spring Beauty; Claytonia Claytonia virginica ..."
2. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1907)
"... by general consent, does not belong to the group in question. belong to the family Portulacaceae, the name Portulacaceae would have to be Examples. ..."
3. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"the purslane family (Portulacaceae, including the purslane or "pursley," Portulaca oleracea, and the spring-beauty, Claytonia virginica), ..."
4. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"... the Amaranth family (Amaranthaceae), the purslane family (Portulacaceae, including the purslane or "pursley," Portulaca oleracea ..."
5. Elementary Botany by George Francis Atkinson (1898)
"The purslane family (portulacaceae).—The little spring beauty (Clay- tonia virginica), shown in fig. 349, is a member of this family. ..."