Definition of Diapensiaceae
1. Noun. North temperate low evergreen plants; in some classifications placed in its own order Diapensiales.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Ericales, Order Ericales
Member holonyms: Genus Diapensia, Genus Galax, Genus Pyxidanthera, Pyxidanthera, Genus Shortia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diapensiaceae
Literary usage of Diapensiaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1898)
"diapensiaceae. 2:582. II. Stamens borne on the corolla, as many as its lobes and opposite them, or twice as many, or more. Herbs. Order 2. PRI. ..."
2. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"The fruit is capsular in diapensiaceae, Pyrolaceae, Monotropaceae, ... The diapensiaceae live in the arctic regions, as also do several Ericaceae. ..."