Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A natural order of gamopetalous exogens, including about 50 genera and 500 widely distributed species. They are smooth bitter herbs, with mostly opposite, entire, and sessile leaves, regular flowers, and a usually one-celled capsule with numerous small seeds. Besides the typical genus, Gentiana, the other principal genera are Lisianthus, Swertia, and Erythræa. The order also includes the familiar genera Sabbatia and Frasera, and the bog-bean, Menyanthes, which is remarkable in the order for its alternate, petiolate, and mostly trifoliolate leaves.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A natural family of chiefly herbaceous plants with showy flowers; some are cultivated as ornamentals.
- n. chiefly herbaceous plants with showy flowers; some are cultivated as ornamentals
“It could be in the Campanulaceae, or the Gentianaceae, the Polemoniaceae, the Boraginaceae-that's most likely, I think, forget-me-nots-but it could even be a variant of this one, the Anemone patens.”
“Within the Gentianaceae, taxa within the genus Gentianopsis are collectively known as the fringed gentians.”
“Xanthones of the Gentianaceae -- II * 1: Frasera albicaulis Dougl. ex Griesb..”
“My last photographs for the series on the Gentianaceae today, though the series will continue until Friday.”
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