Definition of Schizopetalon
1. Noun. A dainty South American annual having deeply pinnatifid leaves and racemes of fringed almond-scented purple-white flowers.
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Schizopetalon
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Schizopetalon
Literary usage of Schizopetalon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Flower Garden: Or, Breck's Book of Flowers ; in which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1859)
"Walker's schizopetalon. — This is a singular plant, about one foot high, with curious white flowers ; the segments of the corolla are finely cut into many ..."
2. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1845)
"In the herbarium from Chili we find six species of schizopetalon, of which five are new. If we study these plants with care before dissecting the seed, ..."
3. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1896)
"schizopetalon when the flowers have passed and the pearly lustre of the seed-bearer is uncovered by the falling of the valves. There is a white-flowered ..."
4. Exotic Flora: Containing Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare Or Otherwise by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1823)
"schizopetalon Walkeri. S. Walkeri, SIMS, in Bot. Mag. t 2379- Stem from a foot to a foot and half in height, erect or spreading, cylindrical, branched, ..."
5. The British Flower Garden, (series the Second): Containing Coloured Figures by Robert Sweet (1838)
"Walker's schizopetalon. Linnean Class and Order. ... schizopetalon Walkeri. Sims in hot. mag. t. 2379. Brown in hot. reg. t. 752. ..."
6. A Contribution to Our Knowledge of Seedlings by John Lubbock (1892)
"The divided cotyledons of schizopetalon Walkeri and Lepidium sativum have been already described. One advantage of this form is perhaps that it enables each ..."