Definition of Family Acanthaceae
1. Noun. Widely distributed herbs and shrubs and trees; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Polemoniales, Polemoniales
Member holonyms: Genus Acanthus, Genus Graptophyllum, Graptophyllum, Genus Thunbergia, Thunbergia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Acanthaceae
Literary usage of Family Acanthaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1902)
"family Acanthaceae. Acanthus Family. Herbs, shrubs, or rarely trees, with opposite leaves and irregular or nearly regular flowers. Calyx 4-5-parted. ..."
2. A Practical Treatise on the Use of the Microscope: Including the Different by John Thomas Quekett (1852)
"... Egypt by Mr. Holroyd; also in other plants of the family Acanthaceae., but the presence of spiral cells is not constant throughout the whole family. ..."
3. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1921)
"... Wright as U. fallosa (2895) (true U. foliosa is Wright 2895(1, distributed as U. foliosa oligosperma') ; Colombia ; Brazil. Family ACANTHACEAE Tubiflora ..."
4. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States. National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1905)
"family Acanthaceae: an erect woody annual. 1 meter high, found in moist shady places in the mountains. (Stahl, 8: 242.) Ruellia tuberosa. ..."
5. Economic plants of Porto Rico by Orator Fuller Cook, Guy N. Collins (1903)
"family Acanthaceae; an erect woody annual, 1 meter high, found in moist shady places in the mountains. (Stahl, 6: 242. ..."