Definition of Genus Valeriana
1. Noun. Genus of widely distributed perennial herbs and some shrubs.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Valerianaceae, Valerian Family, Valerianaceae
Member holonyms: Valerian
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Valeriana
Literary usage of Genus Valeriana
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1822)
"... Genera Plantarum, the genus VALERIANA is considered as making a section of ... and in consequence has divided the Linnean genus VALERIANA into several, ..."
2. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Perennials by Loudon (Jane) (1843)
"The genus Valeriana is now, however, divided into three or four new genera. ... All the species of this genus were formerly included in the genus Valeriana, ..."
3. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"This plant with four other species from the genus Valeriana have been made by De Candolle to form the genus Centranthus. The leaves have a glaucous aspect, ..."
4. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"... the corolla is usually produced on one side into a kind of sac, which in the genus Valeriana is short and blunt (see p. 289, fig. ..."