plant family


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Noun1.plant family - a family of plantsplant family - a family of plants      
family - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; "sharks belong to the fish family"
kingdom Plantae, plant kingdom, Plantae - (botany) the taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct plants
gymnosperm family - a family of gymnosperms
bellflower family, Campanulaceae, family Campanulaceae - family of plants of the order Campanulales; in some classifications includes Lobeliaceae
Erythroxylaceae, family Erythroxylaceae - a family of plants of order Geraniales; have drupaceous fruit
Crassulaceae, family Crassulaceae, stonecrop family - succulent shrubs and herbs
family Grossulariaceae, gooseberry family, Grossulariaceae - in some classifications considered a part of the family Saxifragaceae: plants whose fruit is a berry
borage family, Boraginaceae, family Boraginaceae - a widely distributed family of plants distinguished by circinate flowers and nutlike fruit
bladderwort family, family Lentibulariaceae, Lentibulariaceae - carnivorous aquatic or bog plants: genera Utricularia, Pinguicula, and Genlisea
family Martyniaceae, Martyniaceae - in most classifications not considered a separate family but included in the Pedaliaceae
family Pedaliaceae, Pedaliaceae, sesame family - the family of plants of order Polemoniales
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Lupin happens to belong to the same plant family as peanuts.
Domestication of poaceous cereal crops such as maize (corn), wheat, rice, barley, and millet lies at the foundation of sedentary living and civilization around the world, and the Poaceae still constitute the most economically important plant family in modern times, providing forage, building materials (bamboo, thatch) and fuel (ethanol), as well as food.
Coffee lies in the plant family Rubiaceae, which has about 13,000 species and is the world's fourth largest; thus, with no genome duplication at its root, it appears to break the mold of a genome duplication link to high biodiversity," Denoeud said.
Which climbing plant family has the Latin name Lonicera?
Brian Leib, past president of the Massachusetts Orchid Society, said there are about 30,000 species of orchids, plus 150,000 hybrids, making them the first- or second-largest flowering plant family in the world.
Farmers receive organic fertilizer, tree saplings and vegetable seeds to plant family gardens.
Aristolochic [pronounced a-ris-to-lo-kik] acid is found in the plant family "Aristolochia," a vine known widely as birthwort, and while the U.
The strawberry plant family has a new member after a U.
The source of Frutarom Savory Solutions' new extract is the plant family Oleaceae.
Later, as I learned a few distinguishing family characters, I liked having species grouped by plant family to make easy comparisons among related species.
The guide is organized by plant family, but is written for lay people, and the features of each family are described in simple language.