Definition of Family betulaceae
1. Noun. Monoecious trees and shrubs (including the genera Betula and Alnus and Carpinus and Corylus and Ostrya and Ostryopsis).
Generic synonyms: Hamamelid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Fagales, Order Fagales
Member holonyms: Betula, Genus Betula, Alnus, Genus Alnus, Carpinaceae, Family Carpinaceae, Subfamily Carpinaceae, Carpinus, Genus Carpinus, Genus Ostrya, Ostrya, Genus Ostryopsis, Ostryopsis, Corylaceae, Family Corylaceae, Subfamily Corylaceae, Corylus, Genus Corylus
Derivative terms: Betulaceous
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Betulaceae
Literary usage of Family betulaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Native Trees of Kentucky: A Handbook by Sarah Webb Maury (1910)
"... BIRCH FAMILY—Betulaceae. The Birch Family consists of five divisions or genera, found abundantly in the cooler portions of the North Temperate Zone. ..."
2. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"BIRCH FAMILY. Betulaceae. Trees or shrubs with alternate-growing leaves, and staminate and pistillate flowers borne on the same tree, or very rarely on ..."
3. Pennsylvania Trees by Joseph Simon Illick, Pennsylvania Dept. of Forestry (1914)
"... FAMILY—BETULACEAE. The Birch family comprises 6 genera with about 75 species of trees and shrubs which are confined to the colder part of the northern ..."
4. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"Flowers in aments, or the pistillate ones with an involucre which forms a cup in fruit, as in the acorn of the oak. The birch family (Betulaceae, ..."
5. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1900)
"family betulaceae. Birch Family. Contains six genera and about 75 species, chiefly of northern distribution. They are distinguished from the related family ..."