HyperDic: dogbane_family

English > 1 sense of the expression dogbane family:
NOUNplantdogbane family, Apocynaceae, family Apocynaceaechiefly tropical trees or shrubs or herbs having milky juice and often showy flowers
English > dogbane family: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaningchiefly tropical trees or shrubs or herbs having milky juice and often showy flowers; many are sources of drugs.
SynonymsApocynaceae, family Apocynaceae
Member ofGentianales, order GentianalesAn order of dicotyledonous plants having gamopetalous flowers
MembersAcocanthera, genus Acocanthera, Acokanthera, genus Acokantherasmall genus of trees and shrubs containing strongly toxic cardiac glycosides
Adenium, genus AdeniumOne species
Alstonia, genus Alstoniagenus of evergreen trees or shrubs with white funnel-shaped flowers and milky sap
Amsonia, genus Amsoniagenus of herbs and subshrubs with milky juice and showy bluish flowers
Apocynum, genus Apocynumperennial herbs with small pink or white flowers
Beaumontia, genus Beaumontiasmall genus of evergreen woody vines in the East Indies and Asia
Catharanthus, genus Catharanthussmall genus of erect annual or perennial herbs native to Madagascar / Madagascar
Holarrhena, genus Holarrhenagenus of deciduous trees and shrubs of tropical Africa and Asia
Mandevilla, genus Mandevilla, Dipladenia, genus Dipladeniagenus of tropical South American tuberous perennial woody vines with large racemose flowers and milky sap
Nerium, genus NeriumOne species
Plumeria, genus Plumeria, Plumieradeciduous shrubs and trees of tropical America having branches like candelabra and fragrant white or pink / pink flowers
Tabernaemontana, genus Tabernaemontanaevergreen tropical trees and shrubs with milky sap
Thevetia, genus Thevetiagenus of poisonous tropical American evergreen shrubs and trees having entire leaves and large cymose flowers
Trachelospermum, genus Trachelospermumgenus of Asiatic woody vines with milky sap in leaves and stems
Vinca, genus Vincaperiwinkles
genus Allamandagenus of tropical American woody vines
genus CarissaOld World genus of tropical evergreen usually spiny shrubs
genus Rauwolfia, genus Rauvolfiapantropical genus of somewhat poisonous shrubs and small trees
genus Strophanthusgenus of tropical Asiatic and African shrubs and woody vines and small trees
Broaderdicot family, magnoliopsid familyfamily of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Catalanapocinàcia, Apocynaceae

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