Definition of Family Monotropaceae
1. Noun. Used in some classification for saprophytic herbs sometimes included in the family Pyrolaceae: genera Monotropa and Sarcodes.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Ericales, Order Ericales
Member holonyms: Genus Monotropa, Monotropa, Genus Hypopitys, Hypopitys, Genus Sarcodes, Sarcodes
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Monotropaceae
Literary usage of Family Monotropaceae
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.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1902)
"family Monotropaceae. Indian-pipe Family. What rambler in the June or July woods has failed to observe the clusters of Indian-pipe 'just breaking through a ..."
2. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"Examples: The wintergreen family (Pyrolaceae), including the shin-leaf (Pyrola elliptica). The Indian-pipe family (Monotropaceae), ..."
3. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"The Indian-pipe family (Monotropaceae), with the Indian- pipe (Monotropa uniflora) and other humus saprophytes. (See paragraphs 182-191. ..."