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Definition of the noun acanthus family

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  1. widely distributed herbs and shrubs and trees; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Science for Gardeners (2015)

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 ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants (2005)

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.

Google previewThe 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.

Google previewWyman's Gardening Encyclopedia (1986)

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 ...

Google previewTaylor's Encyclopedia of Garden Plants (2003)

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 ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

acanthus family the common name for the Acanthaceae. acapau see acapu. acapnia Medicine, a low ...

Google previewA 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, ...

Google previewIconographic encyclopaedia of science, literature, and art (1851)

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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Small photo of The purple shrimp plant (Justicia scheidweileri) is a tropical evergreen perennial of the acanthus family.Small photo of Ruellia simplex is a species of flowering plant in the acanthus family. Light leak effectSmall photo of Ruellia simplex is a species of flowering plant in the acanthus family. Light leak effectSmall photo of Ruellia simplex is a species of flowering plant in the acanthus family. Light leak effectSmall photo of Ruellia simplex (wild petunia, Mexican petunia, Mexican bluebell) a species of flowering plant in the acanthus family, Acanthaceae. Growing from cracks in stone wall.Small photo of Ruellia simplex (Britton's wild petunia, Mexican petunia, Mexican bluebell) field in Shenzhen, China. A species of flowering plant in the acanthus family, Native of Mexico, the Caribbean. More...

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