Definition of Genus strelitzia
1. Noun. Small genus of large perennial evergreen herbs having leaves resembling those of banana plants; sometimes placed in family Musaceae.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Strelitziaceae, Strelitzia Family, Strelitziaceae
Member holonyms: Bird Of Paradise, Strelitzia Reginae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Strelitzia
Literary usage of Genus strelitzia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Scientific Opinion: A Weekly Record of Scientific Progress at Home & Abroad (1870)
"In the genus Strelitzia it is not difficult to see the order of the flower as it preserves perfect symmetry and a certain simplicity. ..."
2. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1837)
"... ornament it embraces the genus Strelitzia, esteemed for the resplendent orange, scarlet, and white blossoms its different species display, it possesses, ..."
3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"... which have subsequently been partly confirmed by letters from Charles Darwin as regards the fecundation of the genus Strelitzia. and from Fritz ..."
4. Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1908)
"... which take their name from their gaudy flowers, will be found in this group ; they are natives of southern Africa and belong to the genus Strelitzia. ..."
5. Sweet's Hortus Britannicus: Or a Catalogue of Plants Cultivated in the by Robert Sweet (1827)
"Ker (HB) Coloured Figures of the genus strelitzia. fol. Knight's prot. Knight (Joseph.) Horticultural Essays on the natural order of Pro- ..."