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Definition of the noun acanthus family
What does acanthus family mean as a name of something?
- widely distributed herbs and shrubs and trees; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales
- lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
- scientific names: Avicenniaceae / family Avicenniaceae / Justiciaceae / family Justiciaceae / Mendonciaceae / family Mendonciaceae / Meyeniaceae / family Meyeniaceae / Nelsoniaceae / family Nelsoniaceae / Thunbergiaceae / family Thunbergiaceae / Acanthaceae
- synonym of acanthus family: family Acanthaceae
- more generic term: asterid dicot family = family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
- member of: order Polemoniales / Polemoniales = Polemoniaceae; Solanaceae; Boraginaceae; Labiatae; Lentibulariaceae; Pedaliaceae
- observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained by Michael Allaby
The acanthus family, comprising mostly annual or perennial herbs, shrubs, and climbers, but also some large trees, including several mangroves. Leaves are opposite and usually entire, without stipules, and ...
Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications by Christian Rätsch
Justicia Family Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family) Forms and Subspecies There is one variety that occurs chiefly in Venezuela and Ecuador and is of ethnopharmacological importance: Justicia pectoralis Jacq. var. stenophylla Leonard.
The Chambers Dictionary (1998)
the acanthus family, related to the figworts. — adj acantha ceous prickly; of the Acanthaceae. — n acanth in strontium sulphate in skeletons of Radiolaria. — adj acanth ine of, like or ornamented with acanthus.
by Donald Wyman
ACANTHACEAE = The Acanthus Family ACANTHOLIMON (ak-an-tho-LY-mon) glumaceum 6" Zone 8 Comb Prickly-thrift A tufted evergreen perennial with sharp -pointed, linear leaves, flowers small, pinkish, in dense one-sided racemes from ...
by Frances Tenenbaum
Acanthus family, Acanthaceae. From southern Europe comes a plant immortalized on many civic buildings and carved stone pediments — A. mollis — one of the nearly 20 species native from the Mediterranean region ...
by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press
acanthus family the common name for the Acanthaceae. acapau see acapu. acapnia Medicine, a low ...
A Dictionary of Popular Names of the Plants which Furnish the Natural and Acquired Wants of Man, in All Matters of Domestic and General Economy (1882)
Their History, Products, & Uses by John Smith
a strong - growing perennial herb of the Acanthus family (Acanthacese), native of Italy. Recorded to have been introduced to this country in 1629. It has large, jagged, spiny leaves, a foot or more in length, ...
AcanthacejE, the Acanthus Family. Calyx with four or five divisions, equal or unequal, occasionally multifid, or entire and obsolete, persistent. Corolla monopetalous, hypogynous, usually irregular, ...
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