Definition of Cactus family
1. Noun. Constituting the order Opuntiales.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Opuntiales, Order Opuntiales
Member holonyms: Cactus, Acanthocereus, Genus Acanthocereus, Aporocactus, Genus Aporocactus, Ariocarpus, Genus Ariocarpus, Carnegiea, Genus Carnegiea, Cereus, Genus Cereus, Genus Coryphantha, Genus Echinocactus, Echinocereus, Genus Echinocereus, Genus Epiphyllum, Ferocactus, Genus Ferocactus, Genus Gymnocalycium, Gymnocalycium, Genus Harrisia, Harrisia, Genus Hatiora, Hatiora, Genus Hylocereus, Hylocereus, Genus Lemaireocereus, Lemaireocereus, Genus Lophophora, Lophophora, Genus Mammillaria, Genus Melocactus, Melocactus, Genus Myrtillocactus, Myrtillocactus, Genus Pediocactus, Pediocactus, Genus Nopalea, Nopalea, Genus Opuntia, Opuntia, Genus Peireskia, Genus Pereskia, Peireskia, Pereskia, Genus Rhipsalis, Rhipsalis, Genus Schlumbergera, Schlumbergera, Genus Selenicereus, Selenicereus, Genus Zygocactus, Zygocactus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cactus Family
Literary usage of Cactus family
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 (1897)
"CACTACEAE Lindl. Nat. Syst. Ed. 2, 53. 1836. cactus family. Fleshy plants, with flattened terete ridged or ..."
2. Flora of the southern United States: Containing Abridged Descriptions of the by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1872)
"(cactus family.) Succulent, shrubby, and commonly leafless and prickly plants, with globular, ... cactus family."
3. The Trees of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1909)
"cactus family. Trees or shrubs with fleshy or woody stems more or less studded with clusters of thorns (modified leaves), and without normal foliage. ..."
4. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... cactus family. Fleshy plants of peculiar aspect, mostly persistent and destitute of foliage; the leaves supplied by the green rind of the flattened, ..."
5. The Home Maker by Jane Cunningham Croly (1889)
"THE GIANT OF THE cactus family, MEXICO. It is always an attractive feature in cactus collections. Yet on account of their heavy weight and consequently high ..."