Definition of Genus Cynodon
1. Noun. Creeping perennial grasses of tropical and southern Africa.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Bahama Grass, Bermuda Grass, Cynodon Dactylon, Devil Grass, Doob, Kweek, Scutch Grass, Star Grass, Cynodon Plectostachyum, Giant Star Grass
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cynodon
Literary usage of Genus Cynodon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Grasses of Great Britain by John Edward Sowerby, Charles Johnson (1861)
"... and very unlike the simple clavate or spathulate hair which represents it in the foregoing genus, Cynodon. DIGITARIA SANGUINALIS. Hairy Finger Grass. ..."
2. On the Natural History and Classification of Fishes, Amphibians, and Reptiles. by William Swainson (1838)
"Finally, we come to the genus Cynodon of Spix, whose aspect is altogether different from any of the preceding fishes: the head is large; and the wide mouth, ..."
3. A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa by James Backhouse (1844)
"... runs through a valley clothed with short grass, chiefly of the genus Cynodon, but it is sedgy in the wetter places. A large patch of Bella-donna Lily, ..."
4. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the by Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden (1882)
"... the type of the genus Cynodon of Aymard. These agree very nearly with the species of dogs from the American Miocene beds as to generic characters. ..."