Definition of Genus philodendron
1. Noun. Any of several tropical American climbing plants with smooth shiny evergreen leaves.
Group relationships: Araceae, Arum Family, Family Araceae
Member holonyms: Philodendron
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Philodendron
Literary usage of Genus philodendron
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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"Engler refers this plant to the genus Philodendron. Regina, Bull. Lvs. oblong-elliptical, rounded at base, short-acuminate at apex, greenish white, ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"... the midrib white and the blades blotched white, the green deep and lustrous. Colombia. IH 24:291.—Engler refers this plant to the genus Philodendron. ..."
3. Comparative Anatomy of the Vegetative Organs of the Phanerogams and Ferns by Anton Bary (1884)
"tigated species of the genus Philodendron. As in the former, some of the bundles traverse the cortex through (two) internodes before they pass out into the ..."
4. Chapters in Modern Botany by Patrick Geddes (1893)
"Aroids of the genus Philodendron, often cultivated in our greenhouses, and Orchids belonging to the genera Dendrobium, Oncidium, Phagus, etc., are also good ..."
5. Wochenschrift des Vereines zur Beförderung des Gartenbaues in den Königlich by Karl Heinrich Emil Koch, Verein zur Beförderung des Gartenbaues in den Königlich Preussischen Staaten (1864)
"... Boden der tropischen Urwälder hier und da zufallig einmal vorkommen mögen. Das genus philodendron hat deshalb auch diesen Namen, ..."