Here Dr M Goes Wild about the TOP TEN DICOT families Learning to recognise members of these ten families is a good way to start learning plants: Click the plant family to see a list of the key characteristics of that family; Check out the Kew glossary here for definitions of any unfamiliar botanical terms; Think of examples of each family, we give you one picture to get you started! Plants are broadly classified into two categories – angiosperms and gymnosperms. The veins in monocots are not arranged in circles, like in a tree. Dicot is short for dicotyledon. Copyright © Biology Wise & Buzzle.com, Inc.