Definition of Genus Cycas
1. Noun. Type genus of Cycadaceae: genus of widely distributed Old World evergreen tropical trees having pinnate leaves and columnar stems covered with persistent bases of old leaves.
Generic synonyms: Gymnosperm Genus
Group relationships: Cycad Family, Cycadaceae, Family Cycadaceae
Member holonyms: Cycas Circinalis, False Sago, Fern Palm
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Literary usage of Genus Cycas
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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"^In the genus Cycas the female flower is peculiar amone cycads in consisting of a ... Represented by a single genus, Cycas. (Tropical Asia, Australia, &c.). ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In the genus Cycas the female flower is peculiar among cycads in consisting of a terminal crown of separate leaf-like carpels several inches in length; ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americanaedited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1903)
"Noteworthy is the occurrence of an asso- ciated leaf and fruit justly referred to the living genus Cycas in the upper Cretaceous (Atañe Beds) of Greenland. ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The genus Cycas (Fig. 41) is frequently grown in large greenhouses. Zamia occurs in Florida and in the tropics. It is used as a source of starch. Class 29. ..."
5. Fossil Botany: Being an Introduction to Palaeophytology from the Standpoint by Hermann Solms-Laubach, Henry Edward Fowler Garnsey (1891)
"The genus Cycas is a singular type without any near relatives in modern vegetation. Fossil forms teach us that this type is one of great antiquity. ..."
6. Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology by William Buckland (1841)
"The trunk in the genus Cycas, is usually long. That of C. circinalis rises to 30 feet.f In the genus Zamia it is commonly short. ..."
7. An Introduction to the Study of Fossils (plants and Animals) by Hervey Woodburn Shimer (1914)
"The genus Cycas has been found in the Lower Jurassic, though its leaf type goes back much farther. ..."