Definition of Genus bessera
1. Noun. Small genus of cormous perennials of Mexico; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae.
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, Lily Family
Member holonyms: Bessera Elegans, Coral Drops
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Bessera
Literary usage of Genus bessera
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1. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1897)
"The liliaceous genus Bessera, though usually considered monotypic, may really be composed of several species. One of these, probably B. fistulosa, ..."
2. Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey by Timothy Abbott Conrad, William Hemsley Emory, Spencer Fullerton Baird, George Englemann, James Hall, Charles Christopher Parry, John Torrey, Arthur Carl Victor Schott, Charles Frédéric Girard, United States Dept. of the Interior (1858)
"The Mexican genus Bessera most resembles this, but it differs in the very short tube of the perianth, in the tube of filaments having only a short tooth ..."