HyperDic: purslane_family

English > 1 sense of the expression purslane family:
NOUNplantpurslane family, Portulacaceae, family Portulacaceaefamily of usually succulent herbs
English > purslane family: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaningfamily of usually succulent herbs; cosmopolitan in distribution especially in Americas.
SynonymsPortulacaceae, family Portulacaceae
Member ofCaryophyllales, order Caryophyllales, Chenopodiales, order-Chenopodialescorresponds approximately to the older group Centrospermae
MembersCalandrinia, genus Calandrinialarge genus of low-growing herbs
Claytonia, genus Claytoniagenus of mainly North American succulent herbs with white or pink flowers usually in terminal racemes
Lewisia, genus Lewisiagenus of western North American low-growing herbs having linear woolly leaves and large pink flowers
Montia, genus Montiasmall genus of densely tufted annual herbs
Spraguea, genus Spragueasmall genus of usually perennial herbs having deep woody taproots and flower heads of umbels or cymes
Talinum, genus Talinumgenus of mainly American more-or-less succulent herbs
genus Portulacagenus of mainly tropical fleshy or trailing herbs
Broadercaryophylloid dicot familyfamily of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
CatalanPortulacaceae, portulacàcia, portulacàcies

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