Definition of Family Urticaceae

1. Noun. A family of plants of order Urticales including many nettles with stinging hairs.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Urticaceae

family Tupaiidae
family Turnicidae
family Tylenchidae
family Typhaceae
family Typhlopidae
family Tytonidae
family Uintatheriidae
family Ulmaceae
family Ulvaceae
family Umbelliferae
family Unionidae
family Upupidae
family Uranoscopidae
family Ursidae
family Urticaceae (current term)
family Usneaceae
family Ustilaginaceae
family Valerianaceae
family Varanidae
family Veneridae
family Verbenaceae
family Vespertilionidae
family Vespidae
family Violaceae
family Viperidae
family Vireonidae
family Viscaceae
family Vitaceae
family Vittariaceae

Literary usage of Family Urticaceae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"The family Urticaceae is only sparingly represented outside the tropics, especially so in Europe. The family consists of 41 genera with about 500 species, ..."

2. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"Trees, shrubs, or herbs. Examples: the elm family (Ulmaceae. See Chapter LXII), the mulberry family (Moraceae), and the nettle family (Urticaceae). ..."

3. Botany for Agricultural Students by John Nathan Martin (1919)
"Elm Family (Urticaceae). — The Elm family includes about 1500 species of herbs, shrubs, and trees. Besides the Elms this family includes the Mulberries, ..."

4. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"NETTLE FAMILY. Urticaceae. A mostly tropical Family including several tribes of trees with alternate-growing leaves, and staminate and pistillate flowers ..."

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