Definition of Genus Dicranum
1. Noun. Type genus of Dicranaceae.
Generic synonyms: Moss Genus
Group relationships: Dicranaceae, Family Dicranaceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Dicranum
Literary usage of Genus Dicranum
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1. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania by Royal Society of Tasmania (1882)
"... of the peristome are bifid, and the divided limbs are usually bent back in the form of a flesh-hook : hence the original name of the genus Dicranum. ..."
2. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany by William Jackson Hooker (1855)
"It is true, in olden time these all merged into one genus, Dicranum, or " Fork-moss." But there is as much need to change the English as the Latin names, ..."
3. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1896)
"This variation of the basal cells is often used as a specific distinction, aud Schimper uses this feature, especially in the genus Dicranum, dividing it ..."
4. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"Whereas in the case of most species of the genus Dicranum, the mouldering residues of conifers constitute the favourite substratum; there is one species, ..."