Definition of Petrocoptis
1. Noun. Perennial tussock-forming rock plants; of Pyrenees and mountains of northern Spain; similar to and sometimes placed in genus Lychnis.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Carnation Family, Caryophyllaceae, Family Caryophyllaceae, Pink Family
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petrocoptis
Literary usage of Petrocoptis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The English Rock-garden by Reginald John Farrer (1919)
"... acknowledge^ name of petrocoptis, so does L. nivalis often make our mouths unnecessarily water by appearing undescribed (except by its price) as Poly- ..."
2. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"petrocoptis differs from the last only in having the seeds sessile and quite smooth, as in L. pyrenaica, a white-flowered species. ..."
3. A General System of Botany Descriptive and Analytical: In Two Parts by Emmanuel Le Maout, Joseph Decaisne, Joseph Dalton Hooker (1876)
"... by valves or apical teeth ; valves sometimes as many as the sepals, and when 5 opposite either to the sepals (Lychnis, Viscaria, petrocoptis) or to the ..."
4. Alpine Flowers for English Gardens by William Robinson (1870)
"... or by being placed in frames, is in perfect condition at about three inches high, and is most readily increased by seeds. = petrocoptis ..."
5. The American Journal of Horticulture and Florist's Companion (1869)
"... than the rose-colored, white-eyed blossoms. The tendency of the plant is to form a hemispherical mass." The generic names of petrocoptis and ..."