Definition of Genus lobelia
1. Noun. In some classifications considered the type genus of a separate family Lobeliaceae.
Group relationships: Bellflower Family, Campanulaceae, Family Campanulaceae
Member holonyms: Lobelia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Lobelia
Literary usage of Genus lobelia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Spicilegium Neilgherrense, Or, a Selection of Neilgherry Plants: Drawn and by Robert Wight (1851)
"The number of Indian species of the order is not considerable and mostly belong to the genus Lobelia, of which I have 7 species appertaining to the ..."
2. The Ladies Flower-garden of Ornamental Annuals by Loudon (Jane) (1842)
"The genus Lobelia formerly included a great many flowers very dissimilar to ... Pohl, who named the genus Lobelia, was indeed the first in modern times who ..."
3. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"The genus Lobelia, which is represented by five very handsome species, ... In the Hawaiian Islands the genus Lobelia is confined to the middle forest zone, ..."
4. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"Represented in North America by the genus LOBELIA. Character of the Genus.—Calyx 5-cleft, with a short, variously shaped tube. Corolla-tube slit along the ..."
5. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"... are by Mr. WB Hemsley, who reduces the peculiar Abyssinian plants known as Tupa to the genus Lobelia, and describes two species, ..."