Definition of Genus Mentzelia
1. Noun. Genus of bristly herbs or subshrubs of western America lacking stinging hairs.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Loasaceae, Loasa Family, Loasaceae
Member holonyms: Blazing Star, Mentzelia Laevicaulis, Mentzelia Livicaulis, Bartonia, Mentzelia Lindleyi
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Mentzelia
Literary usage of Genus Mentzelia
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1. Contributions from the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1902)
"A similar inconsistency we find in the Loasaceae, where the genus Mentzelia as it is represented in United States is composed of at least four distinct ..."
2. Manual of the Flowering Plants of Iowa by T. J. Fitzpatrick (1899)
"Stamens many, inserted with the petals. Ovary 1-celled, with 1-3 parietal placen tab. Capsule 1-celled. Represented in our flora by the genus MENTZELIA L. ..."
3. Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, Performed by Edwin James (1823)
"... also the Dodecatheon integrifolium, Ph.; and a beautiful little plant referable to the genus Mentzelia of Plumier. On the higher parts of the mountain ..."