Definition of Family portulacaceae

1. Noun. Family of usually succulent herbs; cosmopolitan in distribution especially in Americas.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Portulacaceae

family Poeciliidae
family Polemoniaceae
family Polyangiaceae
family Polygalaceae
family Polygonaceae
family Polynemidae
family Polyodontidae
family Polypedatidae
family Polypodiaceae
family Polyporaceae
family Pomacentridae
family Pomatomidae
family Pongidae
family Pontederiaceae
family Porcellionidae
family Portulacaceae
family Portunidae
family Potamogalidae
family Potamogetonaceae
family Priacanthidae
family Primulaceae
family Pristidae
family Procaviidae
family Procellariidae
family Procyonidae
family Proteaceae
family Proteidae
family Prunellidae
family Pseudococcidae
family Pseudomonodaceae

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. ..."

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