Definition of Genus anthurium
1. Noun. Large genus of often epiphytic evergreen tropical American plants often cultivated as houseplants.
Group relationships: Araceae, Arum Family, Family Araceae
Member holonyms: Anthurium, Tail-flower, Tailflower
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Anthurium
Literary usage of Genus anthurium
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1. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1900)
"Those to whom these experiences are interesting, and perhaps of service, will find in the Revue the history of the genus Anthurium, as well as useful and ..."
2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"... genus Anthurium ; the West Indian wake-robin : so called in allusion to the slender spathe prevalent in the genus. tailless (tel'les), a. ..."
3. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1906)
"... has a hundred species. From this genus a large number of the climbing species come. In the genus Anthurium there are two hundred species. ..."
4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1898)
"... for the current year, consists in a revision of the genus Anthurium, in which a goodly number of species are described for the first time. ..."
5. The Cruise of the Tomas Barrera: The Narrative of a Scientific Expedition to by John Brooks Henderson (1916)
"We observed on the vertical walls at the Puerta del Ancón a most interesting plant of the genus Anthurium with large cordate glossy leaves and now ..."