Definition of Family Apocynaceae
1. Noun. Chiefly tropical trees or shrubs or herbs having milky juice and often showy flowers; many are sources of drugs.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Member holonyms: Apocynum, Genus Apocynum, Acocanthera, Acokanthera, Genus Acocanthera, Genus Acokanthera, Adenium, Genus Adenium, Genus Allamanda, Alstonia, Genus Alstonia, Amsonia, Genus Amsonia, Beaumontia, Genus Beaumontia, Genus Carissa, Catharanthus, Genus Catharanthus, Genus Holarrhena, Holarrhena, Dipladenia, Genus Dipladenia, Genus Mandevilla, Mandevilla, Genus Nerium, Nerium, Genus Plumeria, Plumeria, Plumiera, Genus Rauvolfia, Genus Rauwolfia, Genus Strophanthus, Genus Tabernaemontana, Tabernaemontana, Genus Thevetia, Thevetia, Genus Trachelospermum, Trachelospermum, Genus Vinca, Vinca
Group relationships: Gentianales, Order Gentianales
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Apocynaceae
Literary usage of Family Apocynaceae
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1. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"DOGBANE FAMILY (Apocynaceae') Spreading Dogbane; Fly-trap Dogbane; Honey-bloom; Bitter-root Apocynum androsaemifolium Flowers—Delicate pink, veined with a ..."
2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1898)
"Family. APOCYNACEAE Lindi. Nat. Syst. Ed. 2, 299.. DOGBANE FAMILY. Perennial herbs, shrubs, vines, or some tropical genera trees, mostly with an acrid milky ..."
3. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1902)
"family Apocynaceae. Dogbane Family. Consists of herbs shrubs, or in some tropical genera, trees, with an acrid and usually poisonous milky juice. ..."
4. Plant Materials of Decorative Gardening: The Woody Plants by William Trelease (1917)
"Family APOCYNACEAE. Dogbane Family. A moderate widespread family, members of which yield African India rubber: one Vinca is largely used in bedding and ..."
5. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"The family Apocynaceae comprises 133 genera and between ten and eleven hundred existing species ..."