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
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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. ..."