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.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Rubiales, Rubiales
Member holonyms: Madderwort, Rubiaceous Plant, Genus Rubia, Rubia, Asperula, Genus Asperula, Calycophyllum, Genus Calycophyllum, Chiococca, Genus Chiococca, Coffea, Genus Coffea, Genus Chinchona, Genus Cinchona, Galium, Genus Galium, Genus Gardenia, Genus Genipa, Genus Hamelia, Genus Mitchella, Mitchella, Genus Nauclea, Nauclea, Genus Pinckneya, Pinckneya, Genus Psychotria, Psychotria, Genus Sarcocephalus, Sarcocephalus, Genus Vangueria, Vangueria
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Rubiaceae
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). ..."