Liriodendron


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liriodendron

(ˌlɪrɪəʊˈdɛndrən)
n, pl -drons or -dra (-drə)
(Plants) either of the two deciduous trees of the magnoliaceous genus Liriodendron, the tulip trees of North America or China
[C18: New Latin, from Greek leiron lily + dendron tree]
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Noun1.liriodendron - tulip treesLiriodendron - tulip trees        
magnoliid dicot genus - genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
family Magnoliaceae, magnolia family, Magnoliaceae - subclass Magnoliidae: genera Liriodendron, Magnolia, and Manglietia
canary whitewood, Liriodendron tulipifera, tulip poplar, tulip tree, yellow poplar - tall North American deciduous timber tree having large tulip-shaped greenish yellow flowers and conelike fruit; yields soft white woods used especially for cabinet work
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In youth, the tulip-tree, or Liriodendron Tulipferum, the most magnificent of American foresters, has a trunk peculiarly smooth, and often rises to a great height without lateral branches; but, in its riper age, the bark becomes gnarled and uneven, while many short limbs make their appearance on the stem.
The Liriodendron tulipifera, known as the tulip tree, will hopefully bloom in the hot weather.
Vegetation communities are dominated by upland hardwoods, with high importance of tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), white oak (Q.
produced NFC from two underutilized Appalachian hardwoods, Northern red oak (Quercus rubra) and yellow poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) and explored the possibility of using the produced NFC as templates for antimicrobial copper for packaging and medical/pharmaceutical applications.
Both collections included results of tree sampling done at multiple times across 2 or more seasons from targeted tree species, for example, tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera L.; Magnoliales: Magnoliaceae) (LaForest et al.
For example, Kamke and Peralta (1990) reported that there was no significant difference in the drying rate between unincised and incised yellow poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) lumber.
Molecular divergence between Asian and North American species of Liriodendron (Magnoliaceae) and implications for interpretation of fossil floras.
Among the stops is the Union United Methodist Church - the location for Frank and Claire's vow renewals in Season 3; EZ Tobacco Shop - otherwise known as Underwood's campaign headquarters; La Banque de Fleuve which was the setting for Underwood's small town rally and Liriodendron - the historic summer house used for Claire's elegant home fundraiser in Season 2.
In this project, gene expression levels of three different hardwood trees species Black walnut (Juglans nigra, L.), Green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica, Marsh.), and Tulip-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera, L.) were studied in response to three ozone levels (80, 125, 225 parts per billion) know to induce visual injury for 14 days, eight hours per day.
The study area encompasses the juncture of a west-facing, rocky-soiled, forested hillside characterized by a canopy of oaks (Quercus spp.), hickories (Carya spp.), sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua), and tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), and a shallow-water, treeless wetland dominated by buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) and spadderdock (Nuphar advena).