Definition of Taxodiaceae
1. Noun. Coniferous trees; traditionally considered an independent family though recently included in Cupressaceae in some classification systems.
Generic synonyms: Gymnosperm Family
Group relationships: Cupressaceae, Cypress Family, Family Cupressaceae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Taxodiaceae
Literary usage of Taxodiaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Revision of Fossil Sequoia and Taxodium in Western North America Based on by Ralph W. Chaney (2008)
"This is manifestly an error, for the needles of all members of the taxodiaceae have decurrent bases. However, it would have been proper to indicate that the ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The family taxodiaceae comprises eight existing genera and about 13 existing species characterized by a nearly complete coalescence of bract and scale, ..."
3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"... Rich (taxodiaceae)* showed significant activity in vivo against the Walker intramuscular carcinosarcoma 256 in rats and in vitro against cells derived ..."
4. The Trees of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1909)
"taxodiaceae. REDWOOD FAMILY. Trees with linear or awl-shaped alternate leaves. Stam- inate and ovulate catkins on the same tree. Staminate catkins small. ..."