Definition of Genus sporobolus
1. Noun. Cosmopolitan annual and perennial grasses (as dropseed or rush grass).
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Drop-seed, Dropseed, Blackseed, Carpet Grass, Smut Grass, Sporobolus Poiretii, Rush Grass, Rush-grass
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Sporobolus
Literary usage of Genus sporobolus
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1. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1896)
"THE genus sporobolus. The species of the genus Sporobolus are nearly all western or southern. Those occurring in Iowa are characteristic western plants and ..."
2. Ethnobotany of the Tewa Indians by Wilfred William Robbins, John Peabody Harrington, Barbara W. Freire-Marreco (1916)
"... and a herb of the genus Sporobolus. The shrine was visited by messengers from Santa Clara, San Juan, San Ildefonso, Taos, Jemez, and Cochiti. ..."
3. The Grasses of Iowa by Louis Hermann Pammel, Julius Buel Weems, Carleton Roy Ball, F. Lamson-Scribner, Harry Foster Bain (1904)
"The genus Sporobolus is tropical. The species found in Iowa are common southward. The 5. heterolepis reaches its best development on the prairies from ..."
4. Contributions from the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1904)
"... is altogether out of place in the genus Sporobolus, where its species have been placed by authors. They are no "Drop-seed" grasses at all, ..."
5. Bulletin by Iowa Geological Survey, University of Texas Mineral Survey (1904)
"The genus Sporobolus is tropical. The species found in Iowa are common southward. The S. heterolepis reaches its best development on the prairies from ..."