loganiaceous

loganiaceous

(ləʊˌɡeɪnɪˈeɪʃəs)
adj
(Botany) of, relating to, or belonging to the Loganiaceae, a tropical and subtropical family of plants that includes nux vomica, pinkroot, and gelsemium
[C19: from New Latin Logania, named after James Logan (1674–1751) Irish-American botanist]
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Data suggest that the proto-Gentianaceae may have had a common ancestry with the loganiaceous tribe Potalieae.
It is such data that probably led Thorne (1976) to say that "the Rubiaceae seem little more than inferior ovaried loganiaceous cousins," a statement with which anyone who has had to construct an analytical key to the two families would concur.