- Latin compositus ("made up of parts") (Wiktionary)
“Asteracea family, which used to be called the Compositae family (and still is in some field guides).”
“One of the extensive family of Compositae, its long, tapering and shapely buds suggest an even better show than the common dandelion – but in general the flower doesn't live up to its youthful promise, lasting only a short time.”
“First the two most insect-prone families – the economically important Fabales (including the legumes and milkworts) and the Compositae (the daisy or sunflower family) – will be moved into the new wing.”
“Only the sunflower (Asteraceae, or Compositae), legume (Fabaceae, or Leguminosae), and orchid (Orchidaceae) families are larger.”
“The region is considered as a center for plant diversity for the genera Hechtia, Salvia and some Compositae.”
“The pistil consists of a stigma supported on a style; but in some Compositae, the male florets, which of course cannot be fecundated, have a rudimentary pistil, for it is not crowned with a stigma; but the style remains well developed and is clothed in the usual manner with hairs, which serve to brush the pollen out of the surrounding and conjoined anthers.”
“The highlands of Guatemala are the northernmost reaches for the páramo vegetation of the northern Andes, including the families, Umbelliferae and Compositae.”
“The two outstanding features of the representation of families in the southern Drakensberg flora are the high percentages of Compositae (285 species) and of monocotyledons (five families), which together comprise over 55% of the flora.”
“There are also 64 endemic genera, including 21 from the family Umbelliferae and 12 from the family Compositae.”
“The last named species, which is listed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) as rare or possibly endangered, is of particular botanical interest as a woody member of a mainly herbaceous genus, and also because of its isolation from related genera within the Compositae.”
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