Definition of Nyssaceae
1. Noun. A family of dicotyledonous trees of order Myrtales that includes the sour gum trees.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Myrtales, Order Myrtales, Order Thymelaeales, Thymelaeales
Member holonyms: Genus Nyssa, Nyssa
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nyssaceae
Literary usage of Nyssaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Paleobiology of the Williamsburg Formation (Black Mingo Group; Paleocene) of by Albert E. Sanders (1998)
"Wood of the Nyssaceae is uncommon in the fossil record. Fruits have beer reported from sediments as old as Eocene (Chandler, 1964) and from poller from the ..."
2. Botanical Abstracts by Board of Control of Botanical Abstracts (1921)
"The affinity of the flora is with that of western and southwestern China, though some important types, such as Nyssaceae, Eucommia, ..."
3. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"Nyssaceae • Nyssa sylvatica Marshall FAC Black-gum; Sour-gum; Tupelo Deciduous tree Dry to moist woods, rocky slopes and ridge tops. ..."
4. Plant Materials of Decorative Gardening: The Woody Plants by William Trelease (1917)
"Family Nyssaceae. Tupelo Family. A very small family yielding the important tupelo-gum or black-gum lumber; the following one of the best of autumn coloring ..."
5. Manual of the Trees of North America (exclusive of Mexico) by Charles Sprague Sargent (1922)
"Flowers perfect or polygamous; sepals and petals usually 5; fruit a drupe; leaves twice pinnate, alternate, with stipules, deciduous. LI. Nyssaceae (p. ..."