Definition of Pitcher-plant family
1. Noun. Insectivorous plants.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Order Sarraceniales, Sarraceniales
Member holonyms: Genus Sarracenia, Sarracenia, Darlingtonia, Genus Darlingtonia, Genus Heliamphora, Heliamphora
Lexicographical Neighbors of Pitcher-plant Family
Literary usage of Pitcher-plant family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"PiTCHER-PLANT FAMILY. Marsh herbs, with basal tubular or pitcher-shaped leaves, and large scapose nodding flowers. Sepals 4 or 5, hypogynous, imbricated, ..."
2. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... PITCHER PLANT FAMILY. Bog plants with hollow pitcher-form or trumpet-shaped leaves ; flowers with numerous hypogynous stamens. ..."
3. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"... coarsely saw-toothed, or the lower ones more irregular, and lobed at their bases, all rough to the touch, and conspicuously veined. pitcher-plant family ..."
4. Field, Forest, and Garden Botany: A Simple Introduction to the Common Plants by Asa Gray (1895)
"... PITCHER PLANT FAMILY. Bog plants with hollow pitcher-form or trumpet-shaped leaves; flowers with numerous hypogynous stamens. Only 1 genus in the EUS y. ..."