Definition of Genus phytelephas
1. Noun. Small genus of South American feather palms.
Generic synonyms: Plant Genus
Group relationships: Arecaceae, Family Arecaceae, Family Palmaceae, Family Palmae, Palm Family, Palmaceae, Palmae
Member holonyms: Ivory Palm, Ivory Plant, Ivory-nut Palm, Phytelephas Macrocarpa
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Phytelephas
Literary usage of Genus phytelephas
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1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"... the present time this was not true in the Tertiary, and it is perhaps significant that the existing genus Phytelephas which is regarded as intermediate ..."
2. The Microscopy of Technical Products by Thomas Franz Hanausek (1907)
"True ivory nuts are obtained from South American ivory palms of the genus Phytelephas, of which P. macrocarpa Ruiz et Pavon and P. microcarpa Ruiz tt Pavon ..."
3. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, William Ripley Nichols, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1854)
"... vast groves of vegetable ivory, a species of the genus Phytelephas, probably distinct from that found on the Magdalena, were met with. ..."
4. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"Several species of the genus Phytelephas, of which P. macrocarpa R. et P. is the most important, yield the true ivory-nuts or vegetable ivory used in making ..."
5. The Antefix Papers: Papers on Art Educational Subjects, Read at the Weekly by Charles Callahan Perkins, Massachusetts Art Teachers' Association (1875)
"The vegetable ivory-nut is the product of a palm of the genus phytelephas. It is made into beautiful toys, and ornaments carved from the stony albumen of ..."
6. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1912)
"... both from the eastern slopes of the Andes of Peru, were named by Ruiz and Pavon in connection with the original description of the genus Phytelephas, ..."