Definition of Malpighiaceae
1. Noun. Tropical shrubs or trees.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Geraniales, Order Geraniales
Member holonyms: Genus Malpighia, Malpighia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malpighiaceae
Literary usage of Malpighiaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Systematic Anatomy of the Dicotyledons: A Handbook for Laboratories of Pure by Hans Solereder (1908)
"Malpighiaceae (pp. 161-167). 3. STRUCTURE OF THE Axis. A composite and continuous ring of sclerenchyma is developed in the pericycle in ..."
2. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun, F. W. Oliver (1895)
"Amongst the Malpighiaceae, Celas- ... Aceraceae, and Malpighiaceae, ... and several, eg Burseraceae, Ochnaceae, and Malpighiaceae are exclusively tropical. ..."
3. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1882)
"Certain plants, belonging to the Malpighiaceae, bear perfect and degraded flowers; ... that this genus should still be retained amongst the Malpighiaceae. ..."
4. Popular Science Monthly (1912)
"A few ferns were noted, among them the ubiquitous Pteris aquilina. The shrubby plants belonged mostly to the distinctly tropical families Malpighiaceae, ..."
5. A Glossary of Botanic Terms, with Their Derivation and Accent by Benjamin Daydon Jackson (1905)
"... hairs attached by their middle, frequent in the order Malpighiaceae ... layer of the seed in Malpighiaceae, with a "luminous line" composed of Lignin. ..."