Definition of Family Cistaceae
1. Noun. Shrubs or woody herbs of temperate regions especially Mediterranean.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Hypericales, Order Hypericales, Order Parietales, Parietales
Member holonyms: Cistus, Genus Cistus, Genus Helianthemum, Genus Hudsonia, Hudsonia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Cistaceae
Literary usage of Family Cistaceae
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1. Plant Materials of Decorative Gardening: The Woody Plants by William Trelease (1917)
"Family CISTACEAE. Rock Rose Family. A small and unimportant family, chiefly of herbs, some of them bright-flowered. HUDSONIA. Beach Heather. ..."
2. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"ROCKROSE FAMILY. Cistaceae. Tufted shrubs and herbs, including Hudsonia with alternating, fine leaves crowded on ascending branches. with tiny scalelike ..."