Definition of Genus Coryphantha
1. Noun. Mainly globose cacti of southwestern United States and Mexico covered with many nodules; superficially resembling and formerly included in genus Mammillaria.
Group relationships: Cactaceae, Cactus Family, Family Cactaceae
Member holonyms: Coryphantha
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Coryphantha
Literary usage of Genus Coryphantha
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1. Cactaceœ of Northeastern and Central Mexico Together with a Synopsis of the by William Edwin Safford (1909)
"1), while in the subgenus (or genus Coryphantha the two aréoles are joined by a long groove, and the flowers, growing from the nascent or very young ..."