Definition of Family Asclepiadaceae
1. Noun. Widely distributed family of herbs and shrubs of the order Gentianales; most with milky juice.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Gentianales, Order Gentianales
Member holonyms: Asclepiad, Asclepias, Genus Asclepias, Araujia, Genus Araujia, Genus Cynancum, Genus Hoya, Genus Periploca, Periploca, Genus Sarcostemma, Sarcostemma, Genus Stapelia, Genus Stephanotis, Genus Vincetoxicum, Vincetoxicum
Derivative terms: Asclepiadaceous
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Asclepiadaceae
Literary usage of Family Asclepiadaceae
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1. Plant Materials of Decorative Gardening: The Woody Plants by William Trelease (1917)
"Family ASCLEPIADACEAE. Milkweed Family. A moderate-sized family, chiefly of herbs with milky sap, some of which are used in hardy perennial planting. ..."
2. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"The milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae) contains plants mostly with a milky juice. Asclepias with many species is one of the most prominent genera. ..."
3. The Essentials of Botany by Charles Edwin Bessey (1896)
"family Asclepiadaceae (Milkweeds) : Milky-juiced herbs and shrubs with opposite (or alternate) leaves ; corolla-lobes contorted ; stamens 5 with ..."
4. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1902)
"In family Asclepiadaceae. Milkweed Family. Contains about 220 genera and 1900 species, of wide distribution. They are herbs, vines or shrubs, ..."