Definition of Genus Erodium
1. Noun. Geraniums of Europe and South America and Australia especially mountainous regions.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Geraniaceae, Geraniaceae, Geranium Family
Member holonyms: Heron's Bill, Storksbill
Genus Erodium Pictures
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Genus Erodium Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Erodium
Literary usage of Genus Erodium
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of Materia Medica (1869)
"The genus Erodium, and the Pelargonium were formerly grouped in rhe genus Geranium. The Erodium. having but five stamens, will be found in order ..."
2. Henderson's Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture by Peter Henderson (1904)
"The genus Erodium differs from the Geranium and Pelargonium in the shape of its seed vessel. In all the three the seed-pod resembles the head and beak of a ..."
3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"... stamens 10, in 2 rows; anthers 10; seeds when ripened separated from the ovary and with its awn bent sinuously. The genus Erodium, its nearest ally ..."
4. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication by Charles Darwin (1899)
"... the stamens are generally reduced in number and become straight, so that the whole flower resembles that of the allied genus Erodium. ..."
5. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication by Charles Darwin (1887)
"... the shortened filaments being left as rudiments, and in this respect they resemble the symmetrical flowers of the closely allied genus Erodium. ..."
6. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1901)
"The genus Erodium, widely distributed in temperate regions of the Old World, is represented by three native species on the Pacific coast which frequently ..."
7. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"The genus Erodium, its nearest ally, has but the inner row of stamens furnished with anthers and the awn of the seed is bent spirally. ..."