Definition of Genus phalaris
1. Noun. A genus of grasses with broad leaves and a dense spike of flowers.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Gardener's Garters, Lady's Laces, Phalaris Arundinacea, Reed Canary Grass, Ribbon Grass, Birdseed Grass, Canary Grass, Phalaris Canariensis, Harding Grass, Hardinggrass, Phalaris Aquatica, Phalaris Tuberosa, Toowomba Canary Grass
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Phalaris
Literary usage of Genus phalaris
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1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"genus phalaris PHALARIS (the old Greek name). A genus of about ten species of grasses, of which only two are in cultivation. The inflorescence is a panicle, ..."
2. The Phytologist: A Popular Botanical Miscellany. edited by George Luxford, Edward Newman (1848)
"... placed by Lin- neus under the genus Phalaris. The two grasses resemble each other in their peculiarly inflated sheaths or bases of the leaves, ..."
3. Essay on the Theory of the Earth by Georges Cuvier, Robert Jameson, Samuel Latham Mitchill (1818)
"... and more rarely fragments of ferns, and of plants allied to the genus phalaris. Amongst these fresh-water productions, we meet with various fossil ..."
4. Illustrations of British Ornithology by Prideaux John Selby (1833)
"Nearly allied to this genus, and intermediate between it and the Auks, is the genus Phalaris of TEMMINCK. containing several species which were also ..."
5. The Farmer's Encyclopædia, and Dictionary of Rural Affairs: Embracing All by Cuthbert William Johnson (1844)
"The variety of the genus Phalaris called picta, from its striped leaves, is found in gardens and yards as an ornamental plant. From its tendency to strike ..."
6. A Systematic Arrangement of British Plants: With an Easy Introduction to the by William Withering (1801)
"... the florets are egg-spear-shaped and the calyx not lopped, on which account it is now referred to the genus Phalaris. ..."