Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of monocotyledonous plants of the order Irideæ, characterized by twin terminal spathes, slender perianth-tube, the three outer lobes being broad and spreading, and the three inner small and erect.

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Examples

  • The forests have been logged and cleared for pasture and while some Norfolk Island pines and Lagunaria patersonia trees persist in the pastures, there is no regeneration due to grazing pressure.

    Norfolk Island subtropical forests

  • By the mid-1980s, when these species were finally eradicated, the only remaining vegetation was a clump of hibiscus, a few Lagunaria patersonia trees, and a few weeds.

    Norfolk Island subtropical forests

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