Definition of Castilleia
1. Noun. Genus of western North and South American perennials often partially parasitic on roots of grasses.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Scrophulariaceae, Figwort Family, Foxglove Family, Scrophulariaceae
Member holonyms: Indian Paintbrush, Painted Cup
Lexicographical Neighbors of Castilleia
Literary usage of Castilleia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"Corolla tubular ; the upper lip (galea) little or not at all longer than the lower, like that of castilleia but shorter, small in comparison with the ..."
2. Zoe: A Biological Journal by Townshend Stith Brandegee, Katharine Layne Brandegee (1891)
"castilleia PARVIFLORA Bong. Veg. Sitk. 157. Western .and southern parts of the city, ... castilleia LATIFOLIA H. & A. Bot. Beech. 154. Bluffs of the shore, ..."