Definition of Family Nyctaginaceae
1. Noun. A family of flowering plants of the order Caryophyllales.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Caryophyllales, Chenopodiales, Order Caryophyllales, Order-chenopodiales
Member holonyms: Genus Nyctaginia, Nyctaginia, Abronia, Genus Abronia, Allionia, Genus Allionia, Bougainvillaea, Genus Bougainvillaea, Genus Bougainvillea, Genus Mirabilis, Mirabilis, Genus Pisonia, Pisonia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Nyctaginaceae
Literary usage of Family Nyctaginaceae
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 Nyctaginaceae. Four-o-clock Family. Contains about 17 genera and 250 speci'es of wide distribution, most of them American. They are herbs, shrubs or ..."
2. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States. National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1905)
"Also called “ulla de gate,” or ‘ cat's claw.” A spiny shrub belonging to the family Nyctaginaceae: reported from ..."
3. Economic plants of Porto Rico by Orator Fuller Cook, Guy N. Collins (1903)
"Also called " uña de gato," or "cat's claw." A spiny shrub belonging to the family Nyctaginaceae: reported from near Manatí. Pisonia obtusata. ..."