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Descriptor English: Acanthaceae
Descriptor Spanish: Acanthaceae
Descriptor Portuguese: Acanthaceae
Descriptor French: Acanthaceae
Entry term(s): Acanthus
Hygrophila
Hypoestes
Ruellia
Thunbergia
Tree number(s): B01.650.940.800.575.912.250.583.040
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D027901
Scope note: A plant family of the order Lamiales. It is characterized by simple leaves in opposite pairs, cystoliths (enlarged cells containing crystals of calcium carbonate), and bilaterally symmetrical and bisexual flowers that are usually crowded together. The common name for Ruellia of wild petunia is easily confused with PETUNIA.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 2002
History Note: 2002
Related: Petunia MeSH
DeCS ID: 35646
Unique ID: D027901
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Date Established: 2002/01/01
Date of Entry: 2001/08/03
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Acanthaceae - Preferred
Concept UI M0381110
Scope note A plant family of the order Lamiales. It is characterized by simple leaves in opposite pairs, cystoliths (enlarged cells containing crystals of calcium carbonate), and bilaterally symmetrical and bisexual flowers that are usually crowded together. The common name for Ruellia of wild petunia is easily confused with PETUNIA.
Preferred term Acanthaceae
Thunbergia - Narrower
Concept UI M0396427
Scope note A plant genus of the family ACANTHACEAE. Delta 6 Hexadecenoic acid (16:1 delta 6) composes 3/4 of the seed oil. Iridoid glycosides, isounedoside and grandifloric acid have been isolated.
Preferred term Thunbergia
Hypoestes - Narrower
Concept UI M0418530
Preferred term Hypoestes
Ruellia - Narrower
Concept UI M0424071
Preferred term Ruellia
Acanthus - Narrower
Concept UI M0418529
Preferred term Acanthus
Hygrophila - Narrower
Concept UI M0448294
Preferred term Hygrophila



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