Definition of Cordaitaceae
1. Noun. Chiefly Paleozoic plants; Cordaites is the chief and typical genus.
Generic synonyms: Gymnosperm Family
Group relationships: Cordaitales, Order Cordaitales
Member holonyms: Cordaites, Genus Cordaites
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cordaitaceae
Literary usage of Cordaitaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting (1921)
"Tlie cordaitaceae were lofty, branched trees with linear or broad and lobed leaves with parallel venation. Their flowers differ considerably from those of ..."
2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1900)
"... in the Carboniferous epoch there is a striking falling-off in the Devonian, in which, however, plants of high organisation, such as the cordaitaceae, ..."
3. Geologisches Zentralblatt (1908)
"... l cordaitaceae und 7 Semina. Sie ist, wie die Flora des erzgebirgischen Beckens überhaupt, in der Hauptsache ein Äquivalent der mittleren und oberen ..."
4. Essentials of College Botany by Charles Edwin Bessey, Ernst Athearn Bessey (1914)
"cordaitaceae. Order GINKGOALES. Maidenhair Trees. Branching trees with fan-shaped, parallel-veined leaves. (All extinct but one species.) Family 10. ..."