Definition of Family Aquifoliaceae
1. Noun. Widely distributed shrubs and trees.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Order Sapindales, Sapindales
Member holonyms: Genus Ilex, Ilex
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Aquifoliaceae
Literary usage of Family Aquifoliaceae
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.) (1901)
"family Aquifoliaceae. Holly Family. Contains five genera and about 175 species, natives of both temperate and tropical regions. Hex is the only important ..."
2. A Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger (1898)
"... the Spindle-tree (Fig. 507), has poisonous fruits and seeds with a red aril. family Aquifoliaceae. ..."
3. Plant Materials of Decorative Gardening: The Woody Plants by William Trelease (1917)
"Family AQUIFOLIACEAE. Holly Family. A rather small but widespread family, chiefly of deciduous shrubs; the larger species yield a h'ne-grained wood, ..."
4. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"HOLLY FAMILY. Aquifoliaceae. Shrubs or trees with alternate;, often spiny and leathery leaves, and small white, often polygamous flowers, or the staminate ..."
5. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"Of the family Aquifoliaceae only about 176 species 'are known, of which more than 170 belong to the genus Ilex. The remaining species belong to 3 genera. ..."
6. Native Trees of Kentucky: A Handbook by Sarah Webb Maury (1910)
"... f HOLLY FAMILY—Aquifoliaceae. The Holly family is represented in Kentucky by one genus, Ilex, comprising three wild arborescent species: a. ..."
7. Wild flowers worth notice by Phebe Lankester (1879)
"THIS plant belongs to the small natural family Aquifoliaceae, and is the only British representative of the family. It seems hardly needful to describe so ..."
8. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1905)
"Holly family (Aquifoliaceae). American holly; white holly. Native tree, 20 to 40 feet in height, with evergreen leaves; in moist woodlands, Maine to Florida ..."