Definition of Tamarisk family
1. Noun. Family of desert shrubs and trees (mostly halophytes and xerophytes).
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Hypericales, Order Hypericales, Order Parietales, Parietales
Member holonyms: Genus Tamarix, Tamarix, Genus Myricaria, Myricaria
Lexicographical Neighbors of Tamarisk Family
Literary usage of Tamarisk family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Field, Forest, and Garden Botany: A Simple Introduction to the Common Plants by Asa Gray (1895)
"... tamarisk family. Shrubs or small trees of the Old World, represented in ornamental grounds by 1. TAMARIX, TAMARISK. (From the Tamaris, now Tambre, ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"tamarisk family. Fig. 39. Shrubs or small trees, with alternate, mostly needle-like or scale-like, ericoid leaves: flowers bisexual, regular; sepals 4-5; ..."
3. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1902)
"... St. John's-wort Family—Wing-fruit Family—Water-wort Family—Frankenia Family—tamarisk family—Candle-tree Family—Rock-rose Family—Bixa Family —Shell-seed ..."
4. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1901)
"tamarisk family. Contains 4 genera and about 40 species, trees or small alternate leaves and white or pink solitary or clustered flowers. ..."