Definition of Helipterum
1. Noun. Genus of South African and Australian herbs or shrubs grown as everlastings; the various Helipterum species are currently in process of being assigned to other genera especially genera Pteropogon and Hyalosperma.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Strawflower
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Helipterum
Literary usage of Helipterum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"Genus helipterum helipterum (Greek, helios, the sun, and pteron, a wing). A genus comprising about forty species of herbs, rarely small shrubs, ..."
2. Report on the Work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer, William Austin Horn (1896)
"helipterum FLORIBUNDUM, De Cand. Hermannsburg (Kempe) ; junction of Finke and Palmer Kivers, ... helipterum STRICTUM, Bentham. Stuart's Pass by Brinkley ..."
3. Geographic Travels in Central Australia from 1872 to 1874 by Ernest Giles (1875)
"Prodr. VI., 215. Between the Alberga and Mount Olga. helipterum ... Fl. Austr. III., 643. MacDonnell's Bange. helipterum ..."
4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"The cult, kinds are annual herbs (or grown as such), of easiest cult, in any garden soil. A. Heads large, 1802. helipterum ..."
5. Select Extra-tropical Plants, Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1891)
"Some South- African species of Helichrysum and helipterum are also highly eligible for these purposes of decoration ; as such may be mentioned Helichrysum ..."
6. Sessional Papers by Ontario Legislative Assembly (1913)
"... are often placed under the genus helipterum, These both for bedding and for ... second of these everlastings which belongs to the genus helipterum, or, ..."