plural noun Ra·pa·te·a·ce·ae \rəˌpātēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Rapateaceae

  1. :  a family of South American herbs (order Xyridales) somewhat resembling members of the family Juncaceae and having a greenish perianth in two series, six anthers, and numerous capitate flowers subtended by two foliaceous bracts



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Origin and Etymology of rapateaceae

New Latin, from Rapatea, type genus (probably from a native name in Guiana) + -aceae

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