Definition of Genus coryphantha

1. Noun. Mainly globose cacti of southwestern United States and Mexico covered with many nodules; superficially resembling and formerly included in genus Mammillaria.

Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Cactaceae, Cactus Family, Family Cactaceae
Member holonyms: Coryphantha

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Coryphantha

genus Cornus
genus Corokia
genus Coronilla
genus Corozo
genus Cortaderia
genus Corticium
genus Cortinarius
genus Corvus
genus Coryanthes
genus Corydalis
genus Corydalus
genus Corylopsis
genus Corylus
genus Corynebacterium
genus Corypha
genus Coryphantha
genus Corythosaurus
genus Coscoroba
genus Cosmocampus
genus Cosmos
genus Costia
genus Cotinga
genus Cotinus
genus Cotoneaster
genus Cottus
genus Cotula
genus Coturnix
genus Coumarouna
genus Cracticus
genus Crambe

Literary usage of Genus coryphantha

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1. Cactaceœ of Northeastern and Central Mexico Together with a Synopsis of the by William Edwin Safford (1909)
"1), while in the subgenus (or genus Coryphantha the two aréoles are joined by a long groove, and the flowers, growing from the nascent or very young ..."

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