Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, belonging to the Phanerogamia; flowering: as, phanerogamic or flowering plants: opposed to cryptogamic and cryptogamous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having visible flowers containing distinct stamens and pistils; -- said of plants.
“Diversity and origins of the phanerogamic flora of Mexico.”
“His activity was by no means confined to palaeobotany, but extended into all branches of botany, more particularly anatomy and phanerogamic taxonomy.”
“In the Miocene period especially, the similarity of the types of phanerogamic plants with their present offspring, becomes so striking that in a large number of cases specific distinctions rest in greater part on theoretical conceptions rather than on real facts.”
“Almost all the phanerogamic plants are dependent for their development upon the direct light and heat of the sun.”
“I suppose you would hardly have expected them to be more varying than a phanerogamic plant.”
“New Zealand , a linear island stretching over about 700 miles of latitude, with forests, marshes, plains and mountains reaching to the limits of eternal snow, has far more diversified habitats than an equal area at the Cape of Good Hope; and yet, I believe, at the Cape of Good Hope there are, of phanerogamic plants, from five to ten times the number of species as in all New”
“Umbilicariae cast their colored but scanty covering over the rocks, exposed by the melted snow, beautiful phanerogamic plants, as the Culcitium rufescens, Sida pinchinchensis, and Saxifraga Boussingaulti, are still found to flourish in the tropical region of the chain of the Andes, at an elevation of more than 15,000 feet.”
“The coal measures contain not only fern-like cryptogamic plants and phanerogamic monocotyledons (grasses, yucc-like Liliaceae and palms), but also gymnospermic dicotyledons (Coniferae and Cycadeae), amounting in all to nearly 400 species, as characteristic of the coal formations.”
“(Hydroporus thermalis), Gallionellae, Oscillatoria and Confervae, while their waters bathe the root-fibers of phanerogamic plants.”
“[Footnote] * The absence of palms and tree-ferns on the temperate slopes of the Himalaya is shown in Don's 'Flora Nepalensis', 1825, and in the remarkable series of lithographs of Wallich's 'Flora Indica', whose catalogue contains the enormous number of 7683 Himalaya species, almost all phanerogamic plants, which have as yet been but imperfectly classified.”
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