Definition of Erianthus
1. Noun. Genus of reedlike grasses having spikes crowded in a panicle covered with long silky hairs.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Plume Grass, Erianthus Ravennae, Ravenna Grass, Wool Grass
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Erianthus
Literary usage of Erianthus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"... erianthus their foliage. Probably many of them belong in other genera. —E. aloo-marginatum. Lvs. broadly margined with white and irregularly suffused ..."
2. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von ( Mueller (1884)
"... are so fond as to eat it closely down, and thus cause it to die out (Bailey). Readily raised by re-dissemination. erianthus Japonicus, Beauvois. Japan. ..."
3. The Grasses of Iowa by Louis Hermann Pammel, Julius Buel Weems, F. Lamson-Scribner (1904)
"erianthus. Michx. Flor. Bor. Am. 1: 54. 1803. Hackel in Engler & Prantl Nat. ... erianthus compactus, Nash. Densely' flowered Plame Gnu*, —a, A spikelet; ..."
4. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"erianthus contortus Ell. Spiral-awned Beard-grass. Fig. 259. erianthus ... and Maryland to Florida and Texas. Sept.-Oct. 3. erianthus ..."
5. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1894)
"erianthus Michx. Fl. Bor. Am. i: 54 (1803). 235. erianthus alopecuroides (L.) Ell. Bot. ... erianthus contortus Eil. Bot. SC & Ga. i : 40 (1816). ..."
6. Bulletin by Iowa Geological Survey, University of Texas Mineral Survey (1904)
"South Africa, eastern Asia and Japan. One species, Miscanthus Japonicus occasionally cultivated under the name of Eulalia Japonica. 2. erianthus. erianthus. ..."