Definition of Tellima
1. Noun. Genus of hardy perennials with palmately lobed leaves and long racemes of small nodding five-petaled flowers; western North America.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Saxifragaceae, Saxifragaceae, Saxifrage Family
Member holonyms: False Alumroot, Fringe Cups, Tellima Grandiflora
Lexicographical Neighbors of Tellima
Literary usage of Tellima
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)
"Tellima differs from Mitella mainly in the caps., which is 2-beaked in Tellima, not beaked in Mitella. A. Petals pinnately cut into long, ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"Tellima is a genus of 8 species of perennial herbs which are the western representatives of ... Tellima grandiflora is probably the most desirable species. ..."
3. Erythea: A Journal of Botany, West American and General by Willis Linn Jepson (1895)
"The species of Tellima here under special notice has not so much as one character of Heuchera. The following five points each and all declare it to be a ..."
4. Forestry Kaimin by University of Montana (Missoula). School of Forestry. Forestry Club (1903)
"This both Greene and Rydberg put into Tellima (Lithophragma) because it has a ... Tellima tenella (Nutt.) Walp. Missoula (Elrod); Columbia Falls (Williams). ..."