Definition of Dogbane family
1. Noun. Chiefly tropical trees or shrubs or herbs having milky juice and often showy flowers; many are sources of drugs.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Member holonyms: Apocynum, Genus Apocynum, Acocanthera, Acokanthera, Genus Acocanthera, Genus Acokanthera, Adenium, Genus Adenium, Genus Allamanda, Alstonia, Genus Alstonia, Amsonia, Genus Amsonia, Beaumontia, Genus Beaumontia, Genus Carissa, Catharanthus, Genus Catharanthus, Genus Holarrhena, Holarrhena, Dipladenia, Genus Dipladenia, Genus Mandevilla, Mandevilla, Genus Nerium, Nerium, Genus Plumeria, Plumeria, Plumiera, Genus Rauvolfia, Genus Rauwolfia, Genus Strophanthus, Genus Tabernaemontana, Tabernaemontana, Genus Thevetia, Thevetia, Genus Trachelospermum, Trachelospermum, Genus Vinca, Vinca
Group relationships: Gentianales, Order Gentianales
Lexicographical Neighbors of Dogbane Family
Literary usage of Dogbane family
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, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"dogbane family. Perennial herbs, shrubs, vines, or some tropical genera trees, mostly with an acrid milky juice, with simple opposite alternate or ..."
2. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"... (dogbane family.) Herbs or shrubs, with acrid milky juice, mostly opposite entire ex- stipulate leaves, and regular cymose or panicled flowers. ..."
3. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"... are smooth and apple- green. Other differences are found in its white flowers and in that the seeds they bear are quite rough. € THE dogbane family. ..."
4. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... dogbane family. Herbaceous or woody plants, known mainly by the milky acrid juice, opposite (sometimes whorled) simple and entire leaves, ..."
5. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"dogbane family (Apocynaceae') Spreading Dogbane; Fly-trap Dogbane; Honey-bloom; Bitter-root Apocynum androsaemifolium Flowers—Delicate pink, veined with a ..."
6. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy for Students of Pharmacy, and by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"... ^E, OR dogbane family. A large family, comprising over 1000 perennial herbs, shrubs and trees. They are very widely distributed, occurring mostly, ..."