Definition of Genus Shortia

1. Noun. Evergreen perennial herbs of North America and eastern Asia: oconee bells.

Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Diapensia Family, Diapensiaceae, Family Diapensiaceae
Member holonyms: Shortia



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Shortia

genus Seriola
genus Seriphidium
genus Seriphus
genus Serranus
genus Serrasalmus
genus Serratia
genus Serratula
genus Sertularia
genus Sesamum
genus Sesbania
genus Seseli
genus Setaria
genus Setophaga
genus Shigella
genus Shorea
genus Shortia (current term)
genus Sialia
genus Sialis
genus Sida
genus Sidalcea
genus Sideritis
genus Sigmodon
genus Silene
genus Sillago
genus Silphium
genus Silurus
genus Silvia
genus Silybum
genus Simarouba
genus Simulium

Literary usage of Genus Shortia

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

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. ..."

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