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.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Order Proteales, Proteales
Member holonyms: Bartle Frere, Genus Bartle-frere, Green Dinosaur, Genus Protea, Genus Banksia, Conospermum, Genus Conospermum, Embothrium, Genus Embothrium, Genus Guevina, Guevina, Genus Grevillea, Genus Hakea, Hakea, Genus Knightia, Knightia, Genus Lambertia, Lambertia, Genus Leucadendron, Leucadendron, Genus Lomatia, Genus Macadamia, Genus Orites, Orites, Genus Persoonia, Persoonia, Genus Stenocarpus, Stenocarpus, Genus Telopea, Telopea, Genus Xylomelum, Xylomelum
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Proteaceae
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 ..."