Definition of Dipterocarpaceae
1. Noun. Chiefly tropical Asian trees with two-winged fruits; yield valuable woods and aromatic oils and resins.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Hypericales, Order Hypericales, Order Parietales, Parietales
Member holonyms: Dipterocarp, Genus Shorea, Shorea
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dipterocarpaceae
Literary usage of Dipterocarpaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Review of Dipterocarps: Taxonomy, Ecology and Siviculture by Simmathiri Appanah, Jennifer M. Turnbull (1998)
"In this chapter, the present understanding of biogeography and evolutionary systematics of the family dipterocarpaceae is reviewed and whenever possible ..."
2. Morphology of Angiosperms: (Morphology of Spermatophytes. Part II) by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1903)
"... Guttiferae with 760 species, Flacourtiaceae with 525, Begoniaceae with 405, Violaceae with 400, dipterocarpaceae with 320, and Passifloraceae with 315. ..."
3. Tropical Agriculture: The Climate, Soils, Cultural Methods, Crops, Live by Earley Vernon Wilcox (1916)
"The family dipterocarpaceae furnishes the most important timbers, especially in the ... There are more than 100 species of dipterocarpaceae which are used ..."
4. Rehabilitation of Degraded Tropical Forest Ecosystems: Workshop Proceedings ...by Shigeo Kobayashi by Shigeo Kobayashi (2001)
"The vegetation is typical Southeast Asian tropical rain forest dominated by dipterocarpaceae species, especially the genera Shorea, Dipterocarpus, ..."