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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Salicaceae, family Salicaceae, willow family(noun)

    two genera of trees or shrubs having hairy catkins: Salix; Populus


  1. Salicaceae

    Salicaceae or the willow family are a family of flowering plants. Recent genetic studies summarized by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group has greatly expanded the circumscription of the family to contain 55 genera. In the Cronquist system, the Salicaceae were treated in their own order Salicales, and contained only three genera, but APG includes it in Malpighiales. The additional genera were previously treated in Flacourtiaceae, but had a mixed history before that and have been treated in Bembiciaceae, Caseariaceae, Homaliaceae, Poliothyrsidaceae, Prockiaceae, Samydaceae, and Scyphostegiaceae. The Samydaceae appear rather distinct and might be a valid family however. Gerrardina is now considered the sole genus of a separate family, Gerrardinaceae.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Salicaceae

    A plant family of the order Salicales, subclass Dilleniidae, class Magnoliopsida. The leaves are alternate and simple. Staminate (male) flowers consist of from one to many stamens. Pistillate (female) flowers consist of a one-chambered ovary with several to many ovules (potential silky seeds).


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