Definition of Sparaxis

1. Noun. Deciduous perennial herbs of South Africa.

Exact synonyms: Genus Sparaxis
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Iridaceae, Iridaceae, Iris Family
Member holonyms: Sparaxis Tricolor, Wandflower

Definition of Sparaxis

1. Noun. Any of several deciduous perennial herbs, of the genus ''Sparaxis'', from South Africa ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sparaxis

1. a S. African plant [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sparaxis

spanophilia
spans
spansule
spansules
spanwise
spanworm
spanworms
spar
spar buoy
sparable
sparables
sparada
sparadrap
sparagmos
sparapet
sparaxis
sparble
spard
spare
spare-time activity
spare ball
spare change
spare part
spare parts
spare rib
spare ribs
spare room
spare someone's blushes
spare the rod and spoil the child

Literary usage of Sparaxis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"About 3 species, Cape Colony, S. Afr. Sparaxis is a group of ... Sparaxis is essentially distinguished from Ixia and other allied genera by the ..."

2. Bulb Gardening by Mary Hampden (1922)
"The Sparaxis is a plant that is often spoken and written of ignorantly, the fact being ignored that the type species, Sparaxis pulcherrima, is a very tall ..."

3. Bulbs and Tuberous-rooted Plants: Their History, Description, Methods of by Charles Linnaeus Allen (1893)
"... a place in the greenhouse and window SPREKELIA. See Page 22. STAR-GRASS. See Hypoxis, Page 158. STAR OF BETHLEHEM. See Ornithogalum, Page Sparaxis. 246. ..."

4. Garden and Farm Topics / by Peter Henderson by Peter Henderson (1884)
"Sparaxis, (Sparaxis.) THIS genus is fast rising in the estimation of both the florist and the gardener. Varieties, very pleasing in color, are annually ..."

5. Garden and Farm Topics / by Peter Henderson by Peter Henderson (1884)
"Sparaxis, (Sparaxis.) THIS genus is fast rising in the estimation of both the florist and the gardener. Varieties, very pleasing in color, are annually ..."

6. The Annals of Horticulture (1849)
"Sparaxis bulbifera (bulb-hearing Sparaxis). —This has violet-coloured flowers, ... (starry Sparaxis).—The flowers are purple, in June ; grows one foot high, ..."

7. Journal of Science and the Arts by Royal Institution of Great Britain (1817)
"Sparaxis grandiflora. HK Ixia grandiflora. 139. i° Sparaxis grandiflora. HK A species which had been confounded with the vernus of these parts of Europe. ..."

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