Definition of Hamamelidae
1. Noun. A group of chiefly woody plants considered among the most primitive of angiosperms; perianth poorly developed or lacking; flowers often unisexual and often in catkins and often wind pollinated; contains 23 families including the Betulaceae and Fagaceae (includes the Amentiferae); sometimes classified as a superorder.
Generic synonyms: Class
Member holonyms: Hamamelid Dicot Family, Hamamelid Dicot Genus, Fagales, Order Fagales, Amentiferae, Group Amentiferae, Genus Hamamelidanthum, Hamamelidanthum, Genus Hamamelidoxylon, Hamamelidoxylon, Genus Hamamelites, Hamamelites, Family Hamamelidaceae, Hamamelidaceae, Witch-hazel Family
Group relationships: Class Dicotyledonae, Class Dicotyledones, Class Magnoliopsida, Dicotyledonae, Dicotyledones, Magnoliopsida
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hamamelidae
Literary usage of Hamamelidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Annals of Botany by IDEAL (Project) (1888)
"But whereas in Nymphaeaceae the seven genera are all grouped under three tribes so distinct as to be considered orders by some, of hamamelidae no genus can ..."
2. Bulletin by Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station (1907)
"hamamelidae " ""i This family includes the liquidambar or sweet-gum tree of the South but in Vermont is represented by the witch-hazel only. ..."
3. Annual Report by Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station (1910)
"hamamelidae This family includes the liquidambar or sweet-gum tree of the South but in Vermont is represented by the witch-hazel only. WITCH-HAZEL. ..."