Definition of Family Elaeocarpaceae
1. Noun. Genus of trees and shrubs widely distributed in warm regions some yielding useful timber; in some classifications included in the family Santalaceae.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Malvales, Order Malvales
Member holonyms: Elaeocarpus, Genus Elaeocarpus, Aristotelia, Genus Aristotelia, Genus Muntingia, Muntingia, Genus Sloanea, Sloanea
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Elaeocarpaceae
Literary usage of Family Elaeocarpaceae
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 Elaeocarpaceae. Elaeocarpus Family. Contains 7 genera and about 120 species, which formerly constituted one or more sections of the Linden Family ..."
2. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"The family Elaeocarpaceae is rather small, consisting of only seven genera, with somewhat more than 120 species. It is distributed over the tropics of the ..."