Definition of Genus Cytisus
1. Noun. Large genus of stiff or spiny evergreen or deciduous Old World shrubs: broom.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae
Member holonyms: Cytisus Albus, Cytisus Multiflorus, White Broom, White Spanish Broom, Common Broom, Cytisus Scoparius, Green Broom, Scotch Broom
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cytisus
Literary usage of Genus Cytisus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1907)
"Spach in 1849 into the genus Cytisus could not be called Cytisus biflorus, but Examples.— Spartium biflorum Desf. ..."
2. The Book of the Garden by Charles McIntosh (1855)
"... most of the genus ; Cineraria, all the varieties ; Citrus or orange tribe ; Cornea, most of the genus ; Cytisus ..."
3. Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Greenouse Plants / by by Loundon (Jane) (1848)
"The genus Cytisus is well known, from the Laburnum and other hardy ornamental plants which belong to it. Very few of the species require a greenhouse, ..."
4. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1896)
"genus Cytisus CYTISUS (etymology of the name obscure). A genus of shrubs, rarely spinous, comprising about thirty-eight species, natives of Europe, ..."
5. Ornamental Gardening for Americans: A Treatise on Beautifying Homes, Rural by Elias A. Long (1899)
"The PURPLE-FLOWERED LABURNUM, so called, belongs to the closely related genus Cytisus (C. purpureus). It produces racemes of golden flowers. ..."