Acanthaceae

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Noun1.Acanthaceae - widely distributed herbs and shrubs and treesAcanthaceae - widely distributed herbs and shrubs and trees; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales
asterid dicot family - family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
order Polemoniales, Polemoniales - Polemoniaceae; Solanaceae; Boraginaceae; Labiatae; Lentibulariaceae; Pedaliaceae; in some classifications includes the order Scrophulariales
genus Acanthus - bear's breeches
genus Thunbergia, Thunbergia - a genus of herbs or vines of the family Acanthaceae
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Airy Shaw (1985) agreed with the separation of this family, stating that it was erroneously included in the Rubiaceae because it possessed stipules and that its closest relatives are the Bignoniaceae, Pedaliaceae, and Thunbergiaceae (this latter usually included in the Acanthaceae).