plant genus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plant genus a genus of plants
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Usage

In literature:

See "Animals and Plants," Edition II., Volume II., page 150, for a brief account of Darwin's experiments on this genus.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
PLANT OF A NEW GENUS.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
A genus of Palaeozoic plants, with leaves in whorls.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
There being no leaves to this plant, it is hard to say what genus it properly belongs to.
"A Voyage to New Holland" by William Dampier
There are no plants in this genus that are considered poisonous.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
The plant is bold and portly, and the foliage ample compared with many of the genus.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
Monophagous: insects feeding upon only one species or genus of plants.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
It belongs to the order and genus which include the turnip, but differs widely from that plant in its mode of growth.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
In this genus the plants are tough and fleshy or membranaceous, leathery and dry.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
This genus of plants comprises twenty-four species.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
There were very few species of the genus, few plants indeed, under cultivation at that time, and all scarlet.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
The plants of this genus are not volvate, and have neither veil nor ring.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
Several other species of the genus are grown as rock-plants.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
The aim of this celebrated publication was no less than to give a revised definition of every genus of flowering plants.
"Springtime and Other Essays" by Francis Darwin
The name of a plant is the name of its genus followed by that of the species.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
ASCLE'PIAS, or SWALLOW-WORT, a genus of plants, the type and the largest genus of the nat.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
AU'CUBA, a genus of plants, ord.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
EUPATO'RIUM, a genus of plants, chiefly natives of America, belonging to the nat.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The genus Chordaria consists of plants which have the appearance of dark coloured twine.
"Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils" by Peter Gray
It is a watery extract from a plant of the genus Strychnos.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. VII, December 1850, Vol. II" by Various
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In news:

The carnivorous pitcher plant Nepenthes bicalcarata can reach heights up to 65 feet (20 meters) into the forest canopy, a record for the genus.
Try foamy bells, the common name for plants in the genus Heucherella.
All three belong to the same genus of plants and have a sap that oozes oleoresin.
Sedums are a large genus of flowering plants that contains many succulent varieties.
The plant group or genus was named by a 19th Century botanist, J.C.
It would be most helpful to know the plant genus and species if possible, because most plant identifications are based on the flower, and many bamboos only flower every 50 years or more and the plant dies after flowering.
Although most people think of pumpkins as vegetables, they are really a fruit born from vine plants of the genus Cucurbita, part of the gourd family.
Because blackberries and raspberries belong to the same genus, Rubus, the plants and fruits are easily confused.
Some species in the very diverse genus Salvia (around 900 species total) are merely kitchen herbs, but this group of plants has many other stars.
Many of the attendees are familiar with these plants, either because they grow them or have heard of them, but toad lilies, in the genus Tricyrtis, can be the exception.
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In science:

The main differences appear (apart from the classes ANIMAL and PLANT) in the classes ACT and PROCESS. This is because during the first automatic labelling many dictionary definitions with genus acc ión (act or action) or e fecto (effect) were classified erroneously as ACT or PROCESS.
Building Accurate Semantic Taxonomies from Monolingual MRDs
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