polygonaceous


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polygonaceous

(ˌpɒlɪɡəˈneɪʃəs; pəˌlɪɡə-)
adj
(Botany) of, relating to, or belonging to the Polygonaceae, a chiefly N temperate family of plants having a sheathing stipule (ocrea) clasping the stem and small inconspicuous flowers: includes dock, sorrel, buckwheat, knotgrass, and rhubarb
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We now recognize new examples of polygonaceous fossil fruits from the Late Cretaceous and Paleocene of North America, which we present in "Evaluation of Fossil Fruits" (Figs.
We recognize a new species of polygonaceous fruit from the late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) of southwestern North Dakota:
There are several different growth forms: grasses (Uniola paniculata and Schizachyrium littorale); conspicuous herbaceous plants and several brassicaceous species of the genus Cakile; creeping plants like Ipomoea pes-caprae or the legume Canavalia rosea, with runners up to 98 ft (30 m) long; clump-formers like the euphorbiaceous Croton punctatus or the fabaceous Cassia [= Chamaecrista] chamaecristoides; and shrubs 7-10 ft (2-3 m) high, such as Suriana maritima, the only representative of the family Surianaceae; and the polygonaceous sea grape Coccoloba uvifera.