Definition of Combretum family
1. Noun. A family of tropical trees and shrubs of the order Myrtales.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Myrtales, Order Myrtales, Order Thymelaeales, Thymelaeales
Member holonyms: Dhava, Dhawa, Genus Combretum, Conocarpus, Genus Conocarpus, Genus Laguncularia, Laguncularia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Combretum Family
Literary usage of Combretum family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"... calyx lol>es keeled within, as long as the pale yellow rigid petals. — Coast and Keys of South Florida. ORDER 55. COM BRET ACE JE. (combretum family. ..."
2. First book of Indian botany by Daniel Oliver (1869)
"The combretum family. Trees or shrubs, with opposite or alternate simple leaves. Flowers with or without petals. Ovary wholly inferior, one-celled, ..."
3. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"A genus which was for a long time known only from a short and imperfect description, and was generally placed In the combretum family, hut is now generally ..."