Definition of Genus commelina
1. Noun. Type genus of the Commelinaceae; large genus of herbs of branching or creeping habit: day flower; widow's tears.
Group relationships: Commelinaceae, Family Commelinaceae, Spiderwort Family
Member holonyms: Commelina
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Commelina
Literary usage of Genus commelina
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1. Familiar Lectures on Botany, Practical, Elementary, and Physiological: With by Lincoln Phelps (1849)
"Two Dutch botanists of the name of Commelin, who wrote about this period, are commemorated in the beautiful genus Commelina. first discovered in America. ..."
2. Familiar Lectures on Botany: Explaining the Structure, Classification, and by Lincoln Phelps (1854)
"... who wrote about this period, are commemorated in the beautiful genus Commelina, first discovered in America. Bonnet, of Geneva, a close observer of ..."