Definition of Mayaca
1. Noun. Small genus of delicate mossy bog plants having white or violet flowers.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Mayacaceae, Mayacaceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mayaca
Literary usage of Mayaca
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"mayaca FAMILY. Slender branching aquatic moss-like herbs, with linear sessile i-nerved ... Aubl. [Aboriginal name of these plants in Guiana.] i. mayaca ..."
2. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... mayaca FAMILY. Moss-like aquatic plants, densely clothed with narrow-linear, sessile, and pellucid leaves, and bearing axillary, naked, ..."
3. Field, Forest, and Garden Botany: A Simple Introduction to the Common Plants by Asa Gray (1895)
"... and bearing axillary, naked, 1- flowered peduncles, the perfect white flower 3-androus. One species, mayaca MICHAUXII, in shallow water, Va., S. CXXV. ..."
4. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1851)
"You will have noticed that the anthers of mayaca terminate in a tube one-third the length ... The habit of mayaca is certainly different from that of the ..."