Definition of Genus Nopalea

1. Noun. A genus of the cactus family with scarlet flowers.

Exact synonyms: Nopalea
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Cactaceae, Cactus Family, Family Cactaceae
Member holonyms: Nopal

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Nopalea

genus Nicandra
genus Nicotiana
genus Nidularia
genus Nierembergia
genus Nigella
genus Nigroporus
genus Nimravus
genus Nipa
genus Nitella
genus Nitrobacter
genus Nitrosomonas
genus Noctiluca
genus Noctua
genus Nolina
genus Nomia
genus Nopalea (current term)
genus Nostoc
genus Notechis
genus Notemigonus
genus Nothofagus
genus Nothosaurus
genus Notomys
genus Notonecta
genus Notophthalmus
genus Notornis
genus Notoryctus
genus Notropis
genus Nucifraga
genus Numenius
genus Numida

Literary usage of Genus Nopalea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Contribution to Our Knowledge of Seedlings by John Lubbock (1892)
"The genus Nopalea is closely allied to Opuntia, and N. dejecta resembles Opuntia basilaris in its hypocotyl, which is cylindrical and ..."

2. The Student, and Intellectual Observer (1871)
"... a cochineal-bearing species—is largely cultivated for this purpose, it is, however, now separated from Opuntia, and placed in the small genus Nopalea. ..."

3. Cactaceœ of Northeastern and Central Mexico Together with a Synopsis of the by William Edwin Safford (1909)
"These features serve to distinguish the Opuntia from the closely allied genus Nopalea. The fruit (" tuna ") of many species and varieties of Opuntia (pi. ..."

4. Notes on Some Upper Cretaceous Volutidae, with Descriptions of New Species by William Healey Dall (1908)
"The genus Nopalea, although closely resembling Opuntia in habit, has very different flowers and seems to be distinct. Five species are generally recognized, ..."

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