Definition of Genus tillandsia
1. Noun. Large genus of epiphytic or terrestrial sparse-rooting tropical plants usually forming dense clumps or pendant masses.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Bromeliaceae, Family Bromeliaceae, Pineapple Family
Member holonyms: Black Moss, Long Moss, Old Man's Beard, Spanish Moss, Tillandsia Usneoides
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Tillandsia
Literary usage of Genus tillandsia
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1. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York by New York Academy of Sciences (1828)
"From among the many plants collected by me in Florida, I select the following as the more interesting, inasmuch as but two species of the genus Tillandsia ..."
2. Trübner's Bibliographical Guide to American Literature: A Classed List of by Nikolaus Triibner (1859)
"... by Charles L. Bonaparte . . . . .7 On the North American Plants of the Genus Tillandsia, with descriptions of three New Species, by Captain John Le ..."
3. Trübner's Bibliographical Guide to American Literature: A Classed List of by Nicolas Trübner, Benjamin Moran, Edward Edwards (1859)
"... American Plants of the genus tillandsia, with descriptions of three New Species, by Captain John Le Conte .... 129 52. Description of a New Species of ..."
4. The Negro in the New World by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1910)
"... is not a "moss" or a lichen, but belongs to a genus (Tillandsia) of the pineapple family! The moister climate of the Antilles makes them less suited to ..."
5. The Gardener's Magazine and Register of Rural and Domestic Improvement by J C Loudon (1843)
"This is a very handsome species of the curious genus Tillandsia, which is very ornamental. (Hot. Reg., Nov. 1842. ..."