Definition of Saussurea
1. Noun. Genus of herbs of temperate and cool regions of Eurasia.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Costusroot, Saussurea Costus, Saussurea Lappa
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saussurea
Literary usage of Saussurea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"Saussurea tridactyla. i. CLIMATIC FACTORS CAUSING THE DIFFERENTIATION OF REGIONS. ON ascending a mountain the first changes in the vegetation that occur are ..."
2. The Vegetable Materia Medica of Western India by William Dymock (1885)
"The leaves are aperient and are used as a substitute for Senna. (Murray.) Saussurea Lappa> Clarke, Dene, in Jacq. Voy. Bot. 96, t. 104. The root. ..."
3. The Valley of Kashmír by Walter Roper Lawrence (1895)
"Every year a large amount of the roots of the Saussurea Lappa is demanded by the ... No attempts have as yet been made to cultivate the Saussurea Lappa, ..."