Definition of Genus Scirpus
1. Noun. Rhizomatous perennial grasslike herbs.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Cyperaceae, Family Cyperaceae, Sedge Family
Member holonyms: Hardstem Bulrush, Hardstemmed Bulrush, Scirpus Acutus, Scirpus Cyperinus, Wool Grass
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Scirpus
Literary usage of Genus Scirpus
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1. A Sketch of the Botany of South-Carolina and Georgia by Stephen Elliott (1821)
"The scales of the calyx in fact appear to form an ament as in the genus Scirpus. but instead of a naked or bristle bearing seed, they inclose a seed ..."
2. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1907)
"The genus Scirpus is somewhat remarkable for the number of its varieties with elongated spikelets, so it was not surprising when, in Milford, Cpnn., Sept. ..."
3. Lake Maxinkuckee: A Physical and Biological Survey by Barton Warren Evermann, Howard Walton Clark (1920)
"This is the handsomest of the plants belonging to the genus Scirpus, though not so showy as several members of the genus ..."
4. Natural History of the Azores, Or Western Islands by Frederick Du Cane Godman (1870)
"... although the latter places its very near ally setaceus under the old Linnean genus Scirpus. To this species belongs the " Eleocharis acicularis" of ..."
5. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New-York by N.Y. Lyceum of Natural History (New York, New York Academy of Sciences (1836)
"This species produces a greater number of nuts than is usual with the genus, on which account Mr. Elliott referred it to the genus Scirpus; but R. miliacea ..."
6. The Phytologist: A Popular Botanical Miscellany edited by George Luxford, Edward Newman (1846)
"... into one genus, Scirpus, the remaining three retaining the generic name Eleocharis, under which Hooker includes all the five. ..."
7. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"... genus Scirpus SCIRPUS (the old Latin naine). A genus of about three hundred species of stove, greenhouse, or hardy annual or perennial aquatics and ..."