Definition of Bignoniaceae
1. Noun. Trees or shrubs or woody vines or herbs having fruit resembling gourds or capsules; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Polemoniales, Polemoniales
Member holonyms: Bignoniad, Bignonia, Genus Bignonia, Genus Catalpa, Chilopsis, Genus Chilopsis, Crescentia, Genus Crescentia
Specialized synonyms: Campsis Radicans, Trumpet Creeper, Trumpet Vine
Derivative terms: Bignoniaceous
Lexicographical Neighbors of Bignoniaceae
Literary usage of Bignoniaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany by William Jackson Hooker (1854)
"... here forms an order distinct from Bignoniaceae, including eight or nine Genera, accompanied by a beautiful figure of ..."
2. Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics by Frank G. Hawksworth, Delbert Wiens (1998)
"Anomalous secondary growth in lianas of the Bignoniaceae is correlated with the vascular pattern. American Journal of Botany. 68:142-144. ..."
3. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting (1921)
"The cambium ring of the Bignoniaceae, after performing for a time its normal functions, begins, at certain points, to give off internally only a very small ..."
4. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"... with 4 each ; Caesalpiniaceae, Mimosaceae, Bignoniaceae, Protea- ceae, Myrsinaceae, Rubiaceae, ..."
5. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1916)
"There are various trees of the Bignoniaceae planted in the Garden and many of ... An unnamed species of Bignoniaceae, leafless at the time of our visit, ..."