Definition of Eichhornia
1. Noun. Water hyacinth; water orchid.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Pontederiaceae, Pickerelweed Family, Pontederiaceae
Member holonyms: Eichhornia Crassipes, Eichhornia Spesiosa, Water Hyacinth, Water Orchid
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eichhornia
Literary usage of Eichhornia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Morphology of Angiosperms: (Morphology of Spermatophytes. Part II) by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1903)
"A similar cell was found by Smith 39 in eichhornia crassipes and by ... in eichhornia, in which Smith 30 found two tube-nuclei in half the pollen-grains ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"... the allied genus Pontederia, the ovary of which by abortion is pne^celled, and each cell one-ovuled, while eichhornia is three-celled and many-ovuled. ..."
3. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"A striking case of vegetative reproduction among hydrophytes is seen in eichhornia (the water hyacinth), which in recent years has filled various streams in ..."
4. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1897)
"The cell is densely filled with granular protoplasm; no vacuoles are visible. There are in Avena as in eichhornia (WR Smith, 1898) apparently three ways in ..."
5. A Student's Text-book of Botany by Sydney Howard Vines (1895)
"The commoner genera are Pontederia and eichhornia: eichhornia azurea and crassipes are frequently cultivated as hot-house ..."