Definition of Phyllodoce
1. Noun. Small genus of evergreen Arctic and alpine shrubs.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Ericaceae, Family Ericaceae, Heath Family
Member holonyms: Bryanthus Taxifolius, Mountain Heath, Phyllodoce Caerulea, Brewer's Mountain Heather, Phyllodoce Breweri, Purple Heather
Lexicographical Neighbors of Phyllodoce
Literary usage of Phyllodoce
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1869)
"PROFESSOR SARS seems to have been amongst the first to notice the young of Phyllodoce*, although he was unaware of the group of Annelids to which his young ..."
2. The Flora of the Alps by Alfred William Bennett (1897)
"Phyllodoce, Salisb. Flowers large, pitcher-shaped, in terminal umbels; sepals 5 ; corolla 5-lobed; stamens 10, not awned. ..."
3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"The genus Phyllodoce has been referred by several botanists to ... Loisel- euria and Phyllodoce. The only species is B. Gmelinii, Don. ..."