Lyonia

noun
evergreen or deciduous shrubs or small trees of United States to Antilles and eastern Asia to the Himalaya
Syn: ↑genus Lyonia
Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Ericaceae, ↑family Ericaceae, ↑heath family
Member Meronyms:

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\\līˈōnēə\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from John Lyon died ab1818 Scottish gardener and collector of American plants + New Latin -ia
: a genus of upright shrubs (family Ericaceae) that have white or pinkish flowers in axillary or terminal clusters with urceolate or cylindric corolla, anthers opening by terminal pores, and a capsular many-seeded fruit

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  • Lyonia — prop. n. A genus of evergreen or deciduous shrubs or small trees of the U. S. to the Antilles and eastern Asia to Himalaya. Syn: genus {Lyonia}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lyonia — is a genus name in biology:*In animals dagger; Lyonia (brachiopod) Archbold, 1983 (Brachiopoda: Strophomenida) *In plants Lyonia (Ericaceae) (Magnoliophyta: Ericaceae) …   Wikipedia

  • Lyonĭa — Nutt., Gattung der Erikazeen, Sträucher mit wechselnden oder immergrünen, häufig mit Schildhaaren besetzten Blättern, fünflappigem, schüsselförmigem Kelch, kugelig krugförmiger Blumenkrone mit kleinem Saum und fünf hellen, herablaufenden… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lyonia —   Lyonia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Lyonia — ID 50803 Symbol Key LYONI Common Name staggerbush Family Ericaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, PR, RI …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Lyonia — ▪ plant genus       genus of about 35 species of shrubs, of the heath family (Ericaceae), notable for its attractive white or pinkish flowers and dense foliage. All occur in North America, the Caribbean, and Asia. The leaves are alternate, have… …   Universalium

  • lyonia — ly·o·nia …   English syllables

  • Lyonia (Ericaceae) — Taxobox name = Lyonia image width = 230px image caption = Lyonia ovalifolia regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales familia = Ericaceae genus = Lyonia genus authority = Nutt. Lyonia (Staggerbush) is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Lyonia elliptica — Taxobox status = EN | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales familia = Ericaceae genus = Lyonia species = L. elliptica binomial = Lyonia elliptica binomial authority = (C.Wright ex …   Wikipedia

  • Lyonia jamaicensis — Taxobox status = LR/nt | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales familia = Ericaceae genus = Lyonia species = L. jamaicensis binomial = Lyonia jamaicensis binomial authority = (Sw.) …   Wikipedia

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