Definition of Genus Shortia
1. Noun. Evergreen perennial herbs of North America and eastern Asia: oconee bells.
Group relationships: Diapensia Family, Diapensiaceae, Family Diapensiaceae
Member holonyms: Shortia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Shortia
Literary usage of Genus Shortia
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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"Asa Gray examined Michaux's specimen, preserved in Paris, in 1839, and afterwards founded the genus Shortia on it. Great search was made for the plant in ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and ...by Liberty Hyde Bailey by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"Asa Gray examined Michaux's specimen, preserved in Paris, in 1839, and afterward founded the genus Shortia on it. Great search was made for the plant in the ..."
3. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1907)
"Rafinesque bases his genus Shortia upon Arabis dentata. Mr. WL Sherwood, of New York, has about 12000 plants of Shortia ..."
4. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1907)
"In the present case it is noted that all the species of the genus Shortia are noticed sufficiently to entitle the one who dug up the old name to add his own ..."
5. A Practical Guide to Garden Plants by John Weathers (1901)
"... plant barely exceeds 2-3 in. in height, and looks well in masses in flower borders during the summer. It has been wrongly referred to the genus Shortia, ..."
6. A naturalist in western China: with vasculum, camera, and gun; being some by Ernest Henry Wilson, Charles Sprague Sargent (1913)
"This interesting plant was first referred to the genus Shortia by Franchet, and was later made the type of a new genus by Decaisne. ..."