Definition of Genus Pinguicula
1. Noun. Butterworts: a large genus of almost stemless carnivorous bog plants; Europe and America to Antarctica.
Generic synonyms: Plant Genus
Group relationships: Bladderwort Family, Family Lentibulariaceae, Lentibulariaceae
Member holonyms: Butterwort
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pinguicula
Literary usage of Genus Pinguicula
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"The first group of carnivorous plants which perform movements for the capture of prey is composed of the various species of the genus Pinguicula ..."
2. Scientific Lectures by John Lubbock (1890)
"In the genus Pinguicula, which frequents moist places, generally on mountains, the leaves are concave with incurved margins, and the upper surfaces are ..."
3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1903)
"Like Utricularia the genus Pinguicula is carnivorous, and the yellowish-green leaves are thickly ..."
4. The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1820)
"Drosera longifolia. thers of this genus. Pinguicula vulgaris. sylvatica. anglica. Orchis maculata. rotundifolia. conopsea. Triglochin palustre. ..."
5. Flowers, Fruits and Leaves by John Lubbock (1894)
"In the genus Pinguicula, which frequents moist places, the leaves are concave with incurved margins, and the upper surfaces are covered with two sets of ..."