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Definition of the noun Cortusa

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Cortusa is a genus of Primulaceae.

Cortusa is a genus of Primuloideae.


Cortusa is a genus that consists of 19 species of delicate, hardy, alpine perennials, relative to Primula both in general appearance and habit of growth. The genus is named by the herbalist Matthiolus after his friend Cortusus, professor of botany at Padua, who discovered the plant called today Cortusa matthioli. The plants are flowering herbaceous perennials native to the mountains of southern and eastern Europe, including the Alps and the Carpathians, and some species native to China. Most of the species are small spring bloomers for shade and rock garden. These low-growing and rather handsome little plants have clumps of downy, light green, heart-shaped leaves with serrated edges. In late spring, small loose umbel of delicate bell-shaped to lily-liked flowers born terminally on drooping spikes arise from the base, some 6-8in high. Flowers are magenta, pink, white and yellow. They are dormant in some months, and as spring begins, stems and leaves quickly start to reproduce.

  • also known as 假报春属

Phrases with Cortusa

Phrases starting with the word Cortusa:

  1. Cortusa Brotheri
  2. Cortusa Discolor
  3. Cortusa Himalaica
  4. Cortusa Matthioli
  5. Cortusa Pekinensis
  6. Cortusa Sernenovii

Phrases ending with the word Cortusa:

  1. Genus Cortusa
  2. Primula Cortusa
  3. Heuchera Cortusa
  4. Species Primula Cortusa
  5. Species Heuchera Cortusa

Other phrases containing the word Cortusa:

  1. Species Cortusa Brotheri
  2. Species Cortusa Discolor

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cortusa

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Google previewA General Natural History: Or, New and Accurate Descriptions of the Animals, Vegetables, and Minerals, of the Different Parts of the World; with Their Virtues and Uses, as Far as Hitherto Certainly Known, in Medicine and Mechanics: Illustrated by a General Review of the Knowledge of the Ancients, and the Discoveries and Improvements of Later Ages in These Studies. Including the History of the Materia Medica, Pictoria, and Tinctoria of the Present and Earlier Ages .... (1751)

H E calyx of the Cortusa is a small, patent perianthium, permanent, and divided into five obtuse ...

Google previewPrimula (2014)

by John Richards

Cortusa is a widespread Eurasiatic genus with anthers fused into a ring, revolute vernation, 3syncolpate pollen, and a chromosome base number of x = 12. The few species (some classifications have only one) closely resemble contemporary ...

Google previewFlowering Plants. Dicotyledons (2013)

Celastrales, Oxalidales, Rosales, Cornales, Ericales by Klaus Kubitzki

Cortusa is a derived part of Primula. 11. Kaufmannia Regel Kaufmannia Regel, Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk Bot. Sada 3:293 (1875). Perennial herbs. Leaves basal, coarsely dentate, petiolate. Inflorescence scapose; bracts deeply incised.

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants (2016)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (5 Volume Set) by Umberto Quattrocchi

in English: feathery grass, native toetoe in New Zealand: kakaho, toetoe, toetoe kakaho Cortusa L. Primulaceae Named by Matthiolus in honor of the Director ( from 1590 to 1603) of the Botanic Garden of Padova (Italy), Giacomo (Jacopo) ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

Cortusa Gmelini, or Gmelin's cortusa : calyxes longer than the corolla. Very like the first, but the flowers much smaller, and the calyxes larger. The um: bel has about three flowers; the corolla is white, and the leaflets of the involucre are ovate .

Google previewA Dictionary of English Names of Plants (1884)

Applied in England and Among English-speaking People to Cultivated and Wild Plants, Trees, and Shrubs by William Miller

The genus Cortusa Bear's-ear. Cortusa Matthioli Common. Sanicula europœa Downy. Cortusa pubent Yorkshire. Pinguicula vulgaris Santa-Maria-tree. Calophyllum Calaba Saouari, or Souari-wood. The wood of Caryocar nuciferum and C.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis (1810)

by John Wilkes

Cortusa Matthioli, or Matthioluffls cortusa: calyxes shorter than ...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary (1833)

by George Crabb

CORTUSA (Bot.) a genus of plants, Class 5 Pentandria, Order 1 Monogynia. Generic Character. CAL. perianth five-cleft; divisions lanceolate.—CoR. one-petalled; tube scarce any ; border flat, five- parted ...

Google previewThe Universal Gardener and Botanist; Or, A General Dictionary of Gardening and Botany, Etc (1778)

by Thomas MAWE (and ABERCROMBIE (John) Horticulturist.), John ABERCROMBIE (Horticulturist.)

CORTUSA, Bear's ear Sanicle. It furnishes two very low, herbaceous, flowcry perennials, crowned by umbels of monopetalous, wheel - shaped, auricula - like flowers, having five stamina and one style. The fpecies are, 'CoRT Us A Matthiolus.

Google previewThe Gardener and Botanist's Dictionary (1807)

Containing the Best and Newest Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit and Flower Garden ... by Philip Miller

Cortusa americana altera, floribus minutim fimbriatis. Mentz. pug. t. Io. § mor, spicato flore, petalis fimbr. Herm. par. 13o. Sanicula s. Cortusa indica, flore spicato fimbriato. Dodart mem. 299. Rai: hift. 1085. Scope two-leaved. - 1.

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

Cortusa; Michaux 130real-Amer. v. 1. 171. Cortusa americana, flore squalide purpureo ; Herm. Parad. 131.) “Downy and viscid. Leaves roundly lobed. Panicle - rather dense.”—A native of various parts of North Ameri. ca, scarcely cultivated ...

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