Definition of Ephedraceae
1. Noun. Ephedras: in some classifications included in the Gnetaceae.
Generic synonyms: Gymnosperm Family
Group relationships: Gnetales, Order Gnetales
Member holonyms: Genus Ephedra
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ephedraceae
Literary usage of Ephedraceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Flora of the Rocky Mountains and Adjacent Plains, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming by Per Axel Rydberg (1917)
"Ephedraceae. JOINT FIR FAMILY. Shrubs or trees, with jointed opposite or fascicled branches, and scale-like opposite or whorled leaves. ..."
2. Journal of Applied Microscopy by Bausch & Lomb Optical Company (1903)
"(Family, Ephedraceae.) Note the slender green stems and the dry scale-leaves. In what ways is this plant adapted to a xerophytic'environment ? 2. ..."
3. Essentials of College Botany by Charles Edwin Bessey, Ernst Athearn Bessey (1914)
"Ephedraceae. Small Equisetum-like shrubs with reduced, opposite leaves. —Ephedra. Family 12. Gnetaceae. Shrubs and trees with large, opposite, ..."