Definition of Family gnetaceae
1. Noun. Plants having small unisexual flowers and fleshy or winged fruit: in some classifications includes the genera Ephedra and Welwitschia as well as genus Gnetum.
Generic synonyms: Gymnosperm Family
Group relationships: Gnetales, Order Gnetales
Member holonyms: Genus Gnetum
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Gnetaceae
Literary usage of Family gnetaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger (1898)
"... One family : Gnetaceae.—Flowers WITH PERIGONE ; woody plants, without resin, and with TRUE VESSELS. In the presence of a perigone, which, however, ..."
2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1900)
"This group includes the single family Gnetaceae. The average reader is not likely to meet with the plants comprised in the family. Of the three genera, ..."
3. Journal of Applied Microscopy by Bausch & Lomb Optical Company (1903)
"Make a sketch of a branch of Gnetum gnemon L. (Family, Gnetaceae.) Note the large, brood leaves. This is a tropical tree cultivated in India and surrounding ..."
4. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1907)
"It belongs to the family Gnetaceae, relatives of Coni ferae, and among which, on our far western plains, is found the curious Ephedra. ..."