Definition of Burmannia
1. Noun. Type genus of the Burmanniaceae; slender herbs of warm regions with leaves resembling scales and flowers with a three-angled or three-winged perianth.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Burmanniaceae, Family Burmanniaceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Burmannia
Literary usage of Burmannia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"burmannia FAMILY. Low annual herbs, with filiform stems and fibrous roots. Leaves basal or reduced to cauline scales or bracts. Flowers regular, perfect ..."
2. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1866)
"The genus burmannia, on which this order has been founded, is variously assigned ... the burmannia Tribe, a natural order of plants belonging to Lindley's ..."
3. The Phytologist: A Popular Botanical Miscellany edited by George Luxford, Edward Newman (1843)
"Previously to his departure from Brazil the author discovered five new plants, closely allied to burmannia, but differing from that genus in many important ..."
4. The Philippine Journal of Science by Institute of Science and Technology (Philippines) (1907)
"burmannia longifolia Becc. Malesia 1 (1878) 244; ... and reported by Renale, 1. c. Malayan Peninsula and Borneo. burmannia sp. near B. dementis Schltr. ..."
5. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1901)
"On examining Walter's description, I noticed that it applied undoubtedly to our burmannia, and had nothing whatever to do with ..."