Definition of Genus Clethra
1. Noun. Type and sole genus of the Clethraceae; deciduous shrubs or small trees: white alder, summer-sweet.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Clethraceae, Family Clethraceae, White-alder Family
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Clethra
Literary usage of Genus Clethra
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1. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1834)
"CULTURE OF THE genus Clethra. THE C.ferruginea, arborea, arborea minor, and arborea variegata, are well adapted for the green-house or conservatory. ..."
2. The London Journal of Botany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1847)
"The presence of a plant belonging to the otherwise exclusively American genus, Clethra, is striking, because indicating a further relationship with the ..."
3. More Letters of Charles Darwin: A Record of His Work in a Series of Hitherto by Charles Darwin, Francis Darwin (1903)
"It is a very curious thing that the Azores do not contain the (non- European) American genus Clethra, that is found in Madeira and Canaries, ..."
4. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1902)
"A single genus, Clethra, ofj about 30 species, inhabiting eastern North America, the Central and South American region, and Japan. They are shrubs and trees ..."