Definition of Genus epiphyllum
1. Noun. Small genus of tropical American (mainly Central America) cacti.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Cactaceae, Cactus Family, Family Cactaceae
Member holonyms: Epiphyllum, Orchid Cactus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Epiphyllum
Literary usage of Genus epiphyllum
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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"... Guatemala and Panama; Cook's Relationship of Pseudophoenix, a curious relative of the Date Palm; Britton and Rose's genus epiphyllum, in which two new ..."
2. The Ladies' Companion to the Flower Garden: Being an Alphabetical by Jane (Webb) Loudon (1865)
"... and comprising those Cacti that produce their flowers on their leaves. The genus Epiphyllum is, however, now given up, and the plants in it are called ..."
3. How Plants are Trained to Work for Man by Luther Burbank (1921)
"One of the first pets of my childhood days was a thornless cactus, a beautiful little plant of the genus Epiphyllum. There are also members of the Cereus ..."
4. The Principles of Biology by Herbert Spencer (1899)
"So that here, and in the genus Epiphyllum, which has this character still more marked, the plant appears to be composed of fleshy leaves growing one upon ..."