Definition of Genus listera
1. Noun. Genus of terrestrial orchids having usually a single pair of broad shining leaves near the middle of the stem; found in temperate Asia and North America and Europe.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Broad-leaved Twayblade, Listera Convallarioides, Lesser Twayblade, Listera Cordata, Listera Ovata, Twayblade
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Listera
Literary usage of Genus listera
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1. The Orchids of New England: A Popular Monograph by Henry Ives Baldwin (1884)
"The genus Listera brings to our notice another tribe, ... The genus Listera has among other characteristics, the " lip mostly drooping, 2-lobed or 2-cleft ..."
2. Our Native Orchids: A Series of Drawings from Nature of All the Species by William Hamilton Gibson, Helena Dewey Leeming Jelliffe (1905)
"... in the genus Listera and could not be mistaken for them, as in that genus they are born half way up the stem, and at right angles to it, while in this ..."
3. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"In species of the Twayblade genus (Listera) the rostellum is scale-like and arches over the stigmatic surface. At the commencement of the flowering period ..."
4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1921)
"Wiegand, Revision of the genus listera, New York, 1887. Young, All of Nature's Fashions in Ladies' Slippers. for Northeastern Part of US Three Generations. ..."
5. Dictionary of national biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1893)
"Though commemorated by Robert Brown in the genus Listera among orchids, his reputation is mainly due to his contributions to zoology. ..."
6. Essays on physiological subjects by Gilbert William Child (1868)
"In this genus, listera, the anther opens before the flower, and the pollinia rest upon the back of the rostellum, their lower ends remaining in the anther ..."
7. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1899)
"In a recent study of the genus Listera (Bull. Torr. Cl. xxvi, 157-171, pi. 356, 357), Dr. Karl M. Wiegand defines for New England three species, ..."
8. Popular field botany: Containing a Familiar and Technical Description of the by Agnes Catlow (1848)
"Next month several more of this family will be added, and even now, I think, we may mention the genus LISTERA, in which two species were found in profusion ..."