Definition of Family rubiaceae

1. Noun. Widely distributed family of mostly tropical trees and shrubs and herbs; includes coffee and chinchona and gardenia and madder and bedstraws and partridgeberry.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Rubiaceae

family Rhincodontidae
family Rhinobatidae
family Rhinocerotidae
family Rhinolophidae
family Rhinotermitidae
family Rhiptoglossa
family Rhizobiaceae
family Rhizophoraceae
family Rhizopogonaceae
family Rhodymeniaceae
family Rhyniaceae
family Rickettsiaceae
family Roccellaceae
family Roridulaceae
family Rosaceae
family Rubiaceae
family Ruscaceae
family Russulaceae
family Rutaceae
family Rynchopidae
family Saccharomycetaceae
family Sagittariidae
family Salamandridae
family Salicaceae
family Salmonidae
family Salpidae
family Salvadoraceae
family Salviniaceae
family Santalaceae
family Sapindaceae

Literary usage of Family rubiaceae

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

1. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"MADDER FAMILY (Rubiaceae) Partridge Vine, Twin-berry; Mitchella Vine; Squaw- berry Mitchella repens Flowers—Waxy, white (pink in bud), fragrant, ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"... 5000 existing species segregated into five families, over four fifths being referred to the family Rubiaceae—the only one represented in the Wilcox. ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... in the pea and bean family, in rosaceous plants and the family Rubiaceae. They are not common in dicotyledons with opposite leaves. ..."

4. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"The family Rubiaceae with its 4500 or 'more species and about 350 genera is a decidedly tropical one. The distribution of its species over Africa, ..."

5. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1910)
"—The madders constitute the characteristic family (Rubiaceae), and associated with it are the honeysuckles (Caprifoliaceae). ..."

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