Definition of 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 Proteaceae
Literary usage of Proteaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Systematic Anatomy of the Dicotyledons: A Handbook for Laboratories of Pure by Hans Solereder (1908)
"proteaceae. i. REVIEW OF THE ANATOMICAL FEATURES. Existing investigations point to the following anatomical characters as common to the proteaceae : (a) in ..."
2. Researches Into the Physical History of Mankind by James Cowles Prichard (1851)
"These remarks are illustrated by the distribution of the proteaceae, ... The proteaceae are generally, though very unequally, spread over all the great ..."
3. Illustrated Official Handbook of the Cape and South Africa: A Résumé of the by John Noble (1893)
"proteaceae form the third Order of the Australian Flora, and the fourth of this Region. ... There is no genus of Rutaceae or proteaceae; and only three of ..."
4. Life, Letters and Journals of Sir Charles Lyell, Bart. by Charles Lyell (1881)
"He does not say to what other order we may suppose that all these leaves, so like those of proteaceae, may belong. I suspect from one expression in his ..."
5. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1838)
"Ovules not more than 4 to each carpel (exc. some proteaceae with stipitate ovaries) ; seed not more than 1 maturing for each carpel (exc. in proteaceae). ..."