Definition of Caryophyllidae
1. Noun. A group of families of mostly flowers having basal or central placentation and trinucleate pollen (binucleate pollen is commoner in flowering plants); contains 14 families including: Caryophyllaceae (carnations and pinks); Aizoaceae; Amaranthaceae; Batidaceae; Chenopodiaceae; Cactaceae (order Opuntiales); Nyctaginaceae; Phytolaccaceae; corresponds approximately to order Caryophyllales; sometimes classified as a superorder.
Generic synonyms: Class
Member holonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Family, Caryophylloid Dicot Genus, Caryophyllales, Chenopodiales, Order Caryophyllales, Order-chenopodiales, Opuntiales, Order Opuntiales
Group relationships: Class Dicotyledonae, Class Dicotyledones, Class Magnoliopsida, Dicotyledonae, Dicotyledones, Magnoliopsida
Lexicographical Neighbors of Caryophyllidae
Literary usage of Caryophyllidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Structure and Classification of Zoophytes by James Dwight Dana (1846)
"In view of the above, it appears that the Caryophyllidae ought to have prominent polyps, which is almost invariably the case; this is shown by their ..."
2. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1847)
"The Caryophyllidae§ extend from the equator to the frigid zone, and some species ... The Alcyonaria have an equally wide range with the Caryophyllidae, ..."
3. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1847)
"Several species of Caryophyllidae occur in the Mediterranean, and others in the high northern seas, and they are met with at depths of several hundred feet. ..."
4. Reports Dealing with the Systematic Geology and Paleontology of Maryland by Maryland Geological Survey (1901)
"NANJEMOY FORMATION. Popes Creek. AQUIA FORMATION*. Potomac Creek. Collections.—Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Geological Survey. Family Caryophyllidae. ..."