Definition of Nyctaginaceae
1. Noun. A family of flowering plants of the order Caryophyllales.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Caryophyllales, Chenopodiales, Order Caryophyllales, Order-chenopodiales
Member holonyms: Genus Nyctaginia, Nyctaginia, Abronia, Genus Abronia, Allionia, Genus Allionia, Bougainvillaea, Genus Bougainvillaea, Genus Bougainvillea, Genus Mirabilis, Mirabilis, Genus Pisonia, Pisonia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nyctaginaceae
Literary usage of Nyctaginaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Nyctaginaceae Lindl. Nat. Syst. Ed. 2, 213. 1836. > FOUR-O'CLOCK FAMILY. Herbs (some tropical genera trees or shrubs) with simple entire leaves, ..."
2. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"Nyctaginaceae. a common base. The writer has observed splendid specimens on the Island of Kauai, in the dry districts and gulches below ..."
3. Flora of Los Angeles and Vicinity by Le Roy Abrams (1904)
"Nyctaginaceae. FAMILY. FOUR-O'CLOCK Ours herbs with fragile stems and tumid joints, and entire petiolate exstipulate mostly opposite leaves. ..."
4. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"Most of the Centrospermae have dust-like pollen, but in Caryophyllaceae and Nyctaginaceae the pollen is adhesive. ..."