Definition of Family proteaceae

1. Noun. Large family of Australian and South African shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and clustered mostly tetramerous flowers; constitutes the order Proteales.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Proteaceae

family Pomacentridae
family Pomatomidae
family Pongidae
family Pontederiaceae
family Porcellionidae
family Portulacaceae
family Portunidae
family Potamogalidae
family Potamogetonaceae
family Priacanthidae
family Primulaceae
family Pristidae
family Procaviidae
family Procellariidae
family Procyonidae
family Proteaceae
family Proteidae
family Prunellidae
family Pseudococcidae
family Pseudomonodaceae
family Psilophytaceae
family Psilotaceae
family Psittacidae
family Psocidae
family Psophiidae
family Psychodidae
family Psyllidae
family Pteridaceae
family Pteriidae
family Pteroclididae

Literary usage of Family proteaceae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"The order Proteales includes the single family Proteaceae with about one thousand existing species. They include the prominent arborescent forms of ..."

2. Morphology of Angiosperms: (Morphology of Spermatophytes. Part II) by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1903)
"This includes the single great Australasian family Proteaceae, with about 950 species. In this alliance the next stage in the development of the cyclic ..."

3. The Middle Kingdom: A Survey of the Geography, Government, Literature by Samuel Wells Williams (1883)
"... the intoxicating substance called bany, made in India, is unknown in China. The family Proteaceae contains the ..."

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