Definition of Genus Desmanthus
1. Noun. Genus of American herbs or shrubs with sensitive pinnate leaves and small whitish flowers.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae
Member holonyms: Desmanthus Ilinoensis, Prairie Mimosa, Prickle-weed
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Desmanthus
Literary usage of Genus Desmanthus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Manual of the Flowering Plants of Iowa by T. J. Fitzpatrick (1899)
"... bipinnate leaves, small stipules. and small regular perfect greenish flowers in pedunculate axillary heads. Represented by the genus DESMANTHUS Willd. ..."