Definition of Genus Xeranthemum
1. Noun. Genus of annual densely hairy herbs of Mediterranean to southwestern Asia.
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Xeranthemum, Immortelle, Xeranthemum Annuum
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Xeranthemum
Literary usage of Genus Xeranthemum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"... whose description will serve for the genus. XERANTHEMUM ANNUUM (annual). Stem branching. 1 to 2 feet high. Leaves alternate, cottony, slender-lance- ..."
2. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"In Thistles their apices are transformed into prickles, in the species of the genus Xeranthemum, Helichrysum, &c., they are like paper or parchment, dry, ..."
3. Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society by Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh, Wernerian Natural History Society (Edinburgh, Scotland) (1826)
"... Mr Don's memoir on the classification and division of, 533—Remarks illustrative of the family of Composite, 534— Characters of the genus Xeranthemum, ..."