Definition of Genus Cordyline
1. Noun. Asiatic and Pacific trees or shrubs; fragments of the trunk will regrow to form whole plants.
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Agavaceae, Agave Family, Family Agavaceae, Sisal Family
Member holonyms: Cordyline Terminalis, Ti, Cabbage Tree, Cordyline Australis, Grass Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cordyline
Literary usage of Genus Cordyline
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Dracaena and the allied genus Cordyline occur in the warmer regions of the Old World. There is a close relation between the pollination of many yuccas and ..."
2. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1905)
"Royen included in his genus Cordyline two species of the Linnaean genus Yucca and a third cited by Linnaeus under the latter's ..."
3. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"In the allied genus Cordyline, which is composed of shrubby or small palm-like trees, the Ti, or cabbage-tree (C. australis}, is the most important. ..."
4. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"... impenetrable glens in the neighbourhood of the highest mountains of Tasmania." Ti, n. the name of various species of trees of the genus Cordyline, ..."
5. The Principles of Floriculture by Edward Albert White (1915)
"617. Cordylines, botanical classification. — Order, Liliaceae; genus, Cordyline (dub-like, referring to fleshy roots), closely related to ..."
6. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"In general their leaves nre broad; in the genus Cordyline they even acquire the expanded form and diverging veins of the ..."