Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Gentianales — many tropical and subtropical latex-bearing plants including the oleander and periwinkle.

Etymologies

Apocynum +‎ -aceae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Canopy layers are populated largely by tree species of the families Lauraceae, Apocynaceae, Leguminosae and their respective genera Ocotea, Aspidosperma, and Machaerium.

    Parañá-Paraíba interior forests

  • Vinca from Latin vincire "to bind, fetter" is a genus of five species of in the family Apocynaceae, native to Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia.

    VINCA MINOR ALBA FOR ELEGANCE

  • Species found associated with these mangroves because of their location adjacent to tropical forests and because of high freshwater input include the tropical forest species, leguminosae vine (Dalbergia brownei), and Apocynaceae liana (Rhabdadenia biflora) as well as freshwater macrophytes, Araceae Montrichardia arborescens, and Leguminosae Mora oleifera; and palm species, Euterpe oleracea and Orbygnia martiana.

    Amapa mangroves

  • Winter growth phenology and leaf orientation in Pachypodium namaquanum (Apocynaceae) in the Succulent Karoo of the Richtersveld, South Africa.

    Biological diversity in the Succulent Karoo

  • Over 1,100 species of plants occur, with well-represented families including Apocynaceae, Caesalpiniaceae, Euphorbiaceae, and Rubiaceae.

    Atlantic Equatorial coastal forests

  • There has also been considerable diversification in many other succulent plant lineages, including the Crassulaceae (Crassula and Tylecodon), Aloaceae (Haworthia and Aloe), Apocynaceae (Stapelieae), and Euphorbia.

    Succulent Karoo

  • Species found associated with these mangroves because of their location adjacent to tropical forests and because of high freshwater input include the tropical forest species, leguminosae vine (Dalbergia brownei), and Apocynaceae liana (Rhabdadenia biflora); freshwater macrophytes, Araceae Montrichardia arborescens, and Leguminosae Mora oleifera; and palm species, Euterpe oleracea and Orbygnia martiana.

    Maranhao mangroves

  • The emergent and canopy layers are rich in tree species of Leguminosae (Peltophorum dubium), Meliaceae (Cedrella fissilis) and Apocynaceae (Aspidosperma pyricollum).

    Caatinga Enclaves moist forests

  • Plants of the families Apocynaceae and Euphorbiacea, abound; but there is nothing that can be called a forest, and the whole country has a parched and desolate appearance, contrasting strongly with the lofty forest trees and perennial verdure of the Moluccas or of Singapore.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • Among the shrubs and trees that are not prickly the Apocynaceae were most abundant, their bilobed fruits of varied form and colour and often of most tempting appearance, hanging everywhere by the waysides as if to invite to destruction the weary traveller who may be unaware of their poisonous properties.

    The Malay Archipelago

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