Definition of Genus myrtus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Myrtaceae.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Myrtaceae, Myrtaceae, Myrtle Family
Member holonyms: Common Myrtle, Myrtus Communis
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Myrtus
Literary usage of Genus myrtus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Odorographia: A Natural History of Raw Materials and Drugs Used in the by John Charles Sawer (1894)
"The species of the typical genus Myrtus, numbering about 100, are widely scattered, the greater number, however, being found in the mountains of tropical ..."
2. The Supplement to the Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of by George Long, Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) (1846)
"Spotted-leaved myrtle. 8. Cockscomb, or bird's nest myrtle. About forty other species of myrtle besides thow of •• genus myrtus now referred to the genera ..."
3. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"Nearly allied to the genus myrtus are the common clove of commerce, (Caryophyllus aromaticus,) a native of the Molucca Islands; and the Jamaica pepper or ..."
4. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"genus myrtus MYRTUS (Myrtos, the old Greek name). An extensive genus comprising about one hundred species of stove and greenhouse trees or shrubs. ..."
5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... whilst other members are found in Australia and New Zealand. The genus Myrtus also gives its name to a very large natural order, ..."
6. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"The genus Myrtus has about 24 fossil species, all European, the majority being almost equally divided between the Oligocene and the Miocene. ..."
7. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"About 40 other species of Myrtle besides those of the old genus Myrtus, now referred to the genera Myrcia, Syzygium, Eugenia, &c., have been described. ..."