Definition of Genus Mesembryanthemum
1. Noun. South African annual or biennial plants having flowers that open only in bright sunlight.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aizoaceae, Carpetweed Family, Family Aizoaceae, Family Tetragoniaceae, Tetragoniaceae
Member holonyms: Fig Marigold, Pebble Plant
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Mesembryanthemum
Literary usage of Genus Mesembryanthemum
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1. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1838)
"MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES IN THE CULTIVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE GENUS MESEMBRYANTHEMUM. • WHENEVER a subject of interest presents itself to our ..."
2. Magazine of Natural History by Edward Charlesworth (1830)
"It comprehends the apple and pear in all their varieties (Pyrus); the quince, the medlar, the hawthorn, and that large and brilliant genus, Mesembryanthemum ..."
3. Text-book of Botany and Pharmacognosy: Intended for the Use of Students of by Henry Kraemer (1908)
"Many of the plants, particularly those belonging to the genus Mesembryanthemum, are much prized on account of their beautiful flowers, which expand only in ..."
4. A Practical Guide to Garden Plants by John Weathers (1901)
"... flat, round, or triangular leaves. Flowers usually hermaphrodite, regular. The genus Mesembryanthemum is the only one of any garden value. ..."