Definition of Genlisea
1. Noun. Rootless carnivorous swamp plants having at the base of the stem a rosette of foliage and leaves consisting of slender tubes swollen in the middle to form traps; each tube passes into two long spirally twisted arms with stiff hairs.
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Literary usage of Genlisea
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1. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1896)
"... genlisea, different nature of the trap for capturing prey — Diversified methods by which plants are nourished. UTRICULARIA MONTANA. ..."
2. Insectivorous Plants by Charles Darwin (1908)
"We thus see that animals are captured by genlisea, not by means of an elastic valve, as with the foregoing species, but by a contrivance resembling an ..."
3. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"1 genlisea; a piece of the tube seen from inside. ... One of the most noteworthy is the genus genlisea, which is nearly related to ..."