Definition of Genus Samolus
1. Noun. Genus of herbs usually growing in salt marshes: water pimpernels.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Primulaceae, Primrose Family, Primulaceae
Member holonyms: Water Pimpernel
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Samolus
Literary usage of Genus Samolus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa: In the by Dixon Denham, Hugh Clapperton, Walter Oudney, Abraham V. Salamé, Robert Brown, Carl Dietrich Eberhard König (1826)
"The geographical distribution of the genus Samolus is equally remarkable. At present eight species are known, of which S. Valerandi is the only one ..."
2. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1868)
"Genus SAMOLUS. S. repens, Pers. On the cliffs, Springfield, Greenisland : November, young, WLL The " Wild Thyme" of the Otago settler: the plant somewhat ..."
3. Principles of Comparative Physiology by William Benjamin Carpenter (1854)
"This is found to be the case in the genus Samolus, whose flower, formed in other respects upon the same type with the Primrose, possesses the rudiments of ..."
4. Natal Plants: Descriptions and Figures of Natal Indigenous Plants, with by John Medley Wood, Maurice Smethurst Evans (1899)
"... The genus Samolus includes about 8 species only, two of which are natives of Natal, viz., S. Valerandi, ..."
5. Cultivated Plants: Their Propagation and Improvement by Frederick William Thomas Burbridge (1877)
"This pretty group is distributed throughout Europe, America, North India, Japan, China, and one little- known genus (Samolus) is common in North Holland. ..."