Definition of Genus holcus
1. Noun. A genus of Old World grasses widely cultivated in America.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Holcus
Literary usage of Genus holcus
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1. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1910)
"Linne (1737) transferred these plants to his recently erected genus Holcus. ... species of sorghum under his exceedingly composite genus Holcus, namely, ..."
2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"[Greek, alluding to the reference of these grasses to the genus Holcus.] About 8 species, natives oí the Old World. Type species : Holcus lanatus L. i. ..."
3. A Natural History of British Grasses by Edward Joseph Lowe (1871)
"Of the genus Holcus, or "Soft Grass," England can boast of only two species, both exceedingly interesting plants. The name is derived from the Greek, ..."
4. The Grasses of Great Britain by John Edward Sowerby, Charles Johnson (1861)
"... would be justified in regarding all the members of the genus Holcus as weeds, and so far from admitting the seeds of either foreign or British species, ..."
5. Plant Inventory by Agricultural Research Center-West (U.S.), United States Division of Botany, Horticultural Crops Research Branch, Agricultural Research Service, United States Dept. of Agriculture, United States, United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Northeastern Regi (1914)
"... as Sorghum vulgare Per? . has been identified as the type of the genus Holcus by Mr. AS Hitchcock, Bureau of Plant Industry, who says (Grasses of Cuba, ..."
6. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1910)
"Linne (1753) published two species of sorghum under his exceedingly composite genus Holcus, namely, Holcus sorghum and H. sac- ..."