Definition of Family phytolaccaceae
1. Noun. Chiefly tropical herbaceous plants (including shrubs and trees) with racemose flowers: genera Phytolacca, Agdestis, Ercilla, Rivina, Trichostigma.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Caryophyllales, Chenopodiales, Order Caryophyllales, Order-chenopodiales
Member holonyms: Genus Phytolacca, Phytolacca, Agdestis, Genus Agdestis, Ercilla, Genus Ercilla, Genus Rivina, Rivina, Genus Trichostigma, Trichostigma
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Phytolaccaceae
Literary usage of Family phytolaccaceae
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1. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1901)
"family phytolaccaceae. Pokeweed Family. Contains about 22 genera and 90 species, mainly tropical. They are herbs or shrubs, with entire leaves destitute of ..."
2. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"... family (Phytolaccaceae), the Amaranth family (Amaranthaceae), the purslane family (Portulacaceae, including the purslane or "pursley," Portulaca ..."