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ge·rar·di·a

 (jə-rär′dē-ə)
n.
Any of various herbaceous, root-parasitizing plants of the genus Agalinis, native to temperate regions of the Western Hemisphere, having large pink, purple, or white flowers with yellow markings in some species.

[New Latin Gerardia, former genus name, after John Gerard (1545-1612), English botanist.]

gerardia

(dʒəˈrɑːdɪə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the genus Gerardia
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gerardia - any plant of the genus Gerardiagerardia - any plant of the genus Gerardia  
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Gerardia - genus of annual or perennial herbs with showy pink or purple or yellow flowers; plants often assigned to genera Aureolaria or Agalinis
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Las especies observadas aparecen representadas con numerosos individuos; entre ellas: Elytraria cubana Alain, Bacopa micromonnieria (Griseb.) Borhidi, Heptanthus lobatus Britton, Rynchospora bucherorum Leon, Stenandrium tuberosum (L.) Urb.,Erigeron bellioides DC., Eriocaulon fuliginosum C.
Echeandia flavescens crece en areas secas totalmente abiertas, sin sombrio alguno--ninguna de las plantas que la acompanan la supera en altura o en vigor--, de sustratos pedregosos-arenosos, en donde se establecen pastizales [caracterizados principalmente por Aristida, Axonopus, Digitaria, Eragrostis, Paspalum, Rhynchospora, Sporobolus y Tripogon] y herbazales [dominados por Cuphea, Desmodium, Evolvulus, Galianthe, Hypoxis, Mecardonia, Polygala, Sisyrinchium, Stenandrium y Zornia] (obs.
Stenandrium bracteosum (Britton & Millsp.) Britton in Leonard, Wrightia 2: 77, 1960 [A-R&S, C&C], Bas.: 1920.
For example, one of TCI's endemic plant species, Stenandrium carolinae Leonard & Proctor, and the critically endangered TCI Rock Iguana, Cyclura carinata Harlan, are found in the pineyards (Earle-Mundil 2010; Iverson 1978).