A genus is a class or group of something. In biology, it's a taxonomic group covering more than one species.

This is a term used by biologists to classify more than one species under a larger umbrella. In biology, the word family describes the broadest group category, then genus, and then species. For example, primates are a family, and humans are a species within that family, but we're not in the same genus as macaques: macaques have their own genus. Dogs and wolves are so closely related they’re in the same genus. The plural of genus is genera.

Definitions of genus
  1. noun
    (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species
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    form genus
    an artificial taxonomic category established on the basis of morphological resemblance for organisms of obscure true relationships especially fossil forms
    bacteria genus
    a genus of bacteria
    protoctist genus
    any genus of Protoctista
    fish genus
    any of various genus of fish
    chordate genus
    any genus in the phylum Chordata
    bird genus
    a genus of birds
    amphibian genus
    any genus of amphibians
    reptile genus
    a genus of reptiles
    arthropod genus
    a genus of arthropods
    mammal genus
    a genus of mammals
    sponge genus
    a genus of Porifera
    coelenterate genus
    a genus of coelenterates
    ctenophore genus
    a genus of ctenophores
    worm genus
    a genus of worms
    mollusk genus
    a genus of mollusks
    echinoderm genus
    a genus of echinoderms
    type genus
    (biology) genus from which the name of a family or subfamily is formed; it is not necessarily the most representative genus but often the largest or best known or earliest described
    form genus
    (biology) an artificial taxonomic category for organisms of which the true relationships are obscure
    moss genus
    a genus of mosses
    gymnosperm genus
    a genus of gymnosperms
    liliopsid genus, monocot genus
    genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
    dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus
    genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
    fungus genus
    includes lichen genera
    plant genus
    a genus of plants
    fern genus
    genera of ferns and fern allies
    Heliobacter, genus Heliobacter
    a genus of helical or curved or straight aerobic bacteria with rounded ends and multiple flagella; found in the gastric mucosa of primates (including humans)
    Aerobacter, genus Aerobacter
    aerobic bacteria widely distributed in nature
    Rhizobium, genus Rhizobium
    the type genus of Rhizobiaceae; usually occur in the root nodules of legumes; can fix atmospheric oxygen
    Agrobacterium, genus Agrobacterium
    small motile bacterial rods that can reduce nitrates and cause galls on plant stems
    genus Bacillus
    type genus of the Bacillaceae; includes many saprophytes important in decay of organic matter and a number of parasites
    genus Clostridium
    anaerobic or micro-aerophilic rod-shaped or spindle-shaped saprophytes; nearly cosmopolitan in soil, animal intestines, and dung
    genus Nostoc
    type genus of the family Nostocaceae: freshwater blue-green algae
    genus Trichodesmium
    a genus of blue-green algae
    Pseudomonas, genus Pseudomonas
    type genus of the family Pseudomonodaceae
    Xanthomonas, genus Xanthomonas
    a genus of bacteria similar to Pseudomonas but producing a yellow pigment that is not soluble in water
    Nitrobacteriaceae, family Nitrobacteriaceae
    usually rod-shaped bacteria that oxidize ammonia or nitrites: nitrobacteria
    Nitrobacter, genus Nitrobacter
    rod-shaped soil bacteria
    Nitrosomonas, genus Nitrosomonas
    ellipsoidal soil bacteria
    genus Thiobacillus
    a genus of bacteria
    genus Spirillum
    a genus of bacteria
    genus Vibrio
    a genus of bacteria
    Bacteroides, genus Bacteroides
    type genus of Bacteroidaceae; genus of Gram-negative rodlike anaerobic bacteria producing no endospores and no pigment and living in the gut of man and animals
    genus Corynebacterium
    the type genus of the family Corynebacteriaceae which is widely distributed in nature; the best known are parasites and pathogens of humans and domestic animals
    genus Listeria
    a genus of aerobic motile bacteria of the family Corynebacteriaceae containing small Gram-positive rods
    genus Escherichia
    a genus of bacteria
    genus Klebsiella
    a genus of bacteria
    genus Salmonella
    a genus of bacteria
    Serratia, genus Serratia
    a genus of motile peritrichous bacteria that contain small Gram-negative rod
    genus Shigella
    a genus of bacteria
    genus Erwinia
    a genus of bacteria
    genus Rickettsia
    can cause typhus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever in humans
    genus Chlamydia
    type genus of the family Chlamydiaceae: disease-causing parasites
    genus Mycoplasma
    type and sole genus of the family Mycoplasmataceae
    genus Actinomyces
    type genus of the family Actinomycetaceae
    genus Streptomyces
    type genus of the family Streptomycetaceae
    genus Mycobacterium
    nonmotile Gram-positive aerobic bacteria
    Polyangium, genus Polyangium
    type genus of the family Polyangiaceae: myxobacteria with rounded fruiting bodies enclosed in a membrane
    Micrococcus, genus Micrococcus
    type genus of the family Micrococcaceae
    genus Staphylococcus
    includes many pathogenic species
    genus Lactobacillus
    type genus of the family Lactobacillaceae
    genus Diplococcus
    a genus of bacteria
    genus Streptococcus
    a genus of bacteria
    Spirochaeta, genus Spirochaeta
    the type genus of the family Spirochaetaceae; a bacterium that is flexible, undulating, and chiefly aquatic
    genus Treponema
    type genus of Treponemataceae: anaerobic spirochetes with an undulating rigid body; parasitic in warm-blooded animals
    genus Borrelia
    small flexible parasitic spirochetes having three to five wavy spirals
    genus Leptospira
    very slender aerobic spirochetes; free-living or parasitic in mammals
    genus Amoeba
    protozoan inhabiting moist soils or bottom vegetation in fresh or salt water
    Endamoeba, genus Endamoeba
    the type genus of the family Endamoebidae
    genus Globigerina
    type genus of the family Globigerinidae
    genus Arcella
    type genus of the Arcellidae
    genus Difflugia
    genus of protozoans related to ameba
    genus Paramecium
    freshwater ciliate with an oval body and long deep oral groove
    genus Tetrahymena
    protozoa having four membranous ciliary organelles
    genus Stentor
    trumpet-shaped protozoa with a ciliated spiral feeding funnel
    genus Vorticella
    ciliated protozoans that have a goblet-shaped body with a retractile stalk
    Tribonema, genus Conferva, genus Tribonema
    type genus of Tribonemaceae
    Laminaria, genus Laminaria
    type genus of the family Laminariaceae: perennial brown kelps
    genus Fucus
    type genus of the family Fucaceae: cartilaginous brown algae
    Ascophyllum, genus Ascophyllum
    brown algae distinguished by compressed or inflated branchlets along the axis
    genus Sargassum
    a genus of protoctist
    genus Euglena
    type genus of the family Euglenaceae: green algae with a single flagellum
    Ulva, genus Ulva
    type genus of the family Ulvaceae; green seaweed having a thallus two cells thick: sea lettuce
    Volvox, genus Volvox
    type genus of the Volvocaceae; minute pale green flagellates occurring in tiny spherical colonies; minute flagella rotate the colony about an axis
    Chlamydomonas, genus Chlamydomonas
    type genus of the Chlamydomonadaceae; solitary doubly-flagellated plant-like algae common in fresh water and damp soil; multiply freely; often a pest around filtration plants
    Zygnema, genus Zygnema
    type genus of the family Zygnemataceae
    genus Spirogyra
    a genus of protoctist
    Chlorococcum, genus Chlorococcum
    type genus of Chlorococcales; unicellular green algae occurring singly or in a layer on soil or damp rock
    genus Chlorella
    nonmotile unicellular green algae potentially important as source of high-grade protein and B-complex vitamins
    Oedogonium, genus Oedogonium
    type genus of Oedogoniaceae; freshwater green algae having long unbranched filaments; usually free-floating when mature
    Chara, genus Chara
    green algae common in freshwater lakes of limestone districts
    Nitella, genus Nitella
    fragile branching stoneworts
    Desmidium, genus Desmidium
    a genus of protoctist
    Chondrus, genus Chondrus
    a genus of protoctist
    Rhodymenia, genus Rhodymenia
    type genus of the family Rhodymeniaceae
    Porphyra, genus Porphyra
    a genus of protoctist
    genus Noctiluca
    a genus of protoctist
    Peridinium, genus Peridinium
    type genus of the family Peridiniidae
    genus Costia
    a genus of flagellate protoctist
    genus Giardia
    flagellates parasitic in intestines of vertebrates
    Chilomastix, genus Chilomastix
    flagellates parasitic in intestines of vertebrates including humans
    Hexamita, genus Hexamita
    flagellates free-living or parasitic in intestines of birds
    genus Trichomonas
    flagellates parasitic in alimentary or genitourinary tracts of vertebrates and invertebrates including humans
    genus Eimeria
    type genus of the family Eimeriidae; includes serious pathogens
    genus Plasmodium
    type genus of the family Plasmodiidae
    Haemoproteus, genus Haemoproteus
    type genus of the family Haemoproteidae
    genus Leucocytozoan, genus Leucocytozoon
    a genus of protoctist
    genus Babesia, genus Piroplasma
    type genus of the family Babesiidae
    Sarcocystis, genus Sarcocystis
    chief genus of the order Sarcosporidia
    Cyprinus, genus Cyprinus
    type genus of the family Cyprinidae: carp
    Abramis, genus Abramis
    European fishes
    Tinca, genus Tinca
    Leuciscus, genus Leuciscus
    a genus of fish including: dace, chub
    Notropis, genus Notropis
    Notemigonus, genus Notemigonus
    golden shiners
    Rutilus, genus Rutilus
    Scardinius, genus Scardinius
    Phoxinus, genus Phoxinus
    Gobio, genus Gobio
    true gudgeons
    Carassius, genus Carassius
    Electrophorus, genus Electrophorus
    type genus of the family Electrophoridae; electric eels
    Catostomus, genus Catostomus
    type genus of the family Catostomidae
    Ictiobus, genus Ictiobus
    buffalo fishes
    Hypentelium, genus Hypentelium
    a genus of fish in the family Catostomidae
    Maxostoma, genus Maxostoma
    a genus of fish in the family Catostomidae
    Fundulus, genus Fundulus
    genus Rivulus
    Jordanella, genus Jordanella
    Xyphophorus, genus Xyphophorus
    Lebistes, genus Lebistes
    Gambusia, genus Gambusia
    Platypoecilus, genus Platypoecilus
    Mollienesia, genus Mollienesia
    Holocentrus, genus Holocentrus
    type genus of the family Holocentridae; squirrelfishes
    genus Anomalops
    type genus of the family Anomalopidae
    Krypterophaneron, genus Krypterophaneron
    a genus of fish in the family Anomalopidae
    Photoblepharon, genus Photoblepharon
    a genus of fish in the family Anomalopidae
    Zeus, genus Zeus
    type genus of the family Zeidae
    Capros, genus Capros
    a genus of fish in the family Caproidae
    Antigonia, genus Antigonia
    a genus of fish in the family Caproidae
    Fistularia, genus Fistularia
    type genus of the family Fistulariidae
    Gasterosteus, genus gasterosteus
    type genus of the family Gasterosteidae
    Syngnathus, genus Syngnathus
    type genus of the family Syngnathidae
    Cosmocampus, genus Cosmocampus
    a genus of fish in the family Syngnathidae
    Hippocampus, genus Hippocampus
    Aulostomus, genus Aulostomus
    type genus of the Aulostomidae
    genus Amphioxus
    type genus of the Amphioxidae
    genus Salpa
    type (perhaps sole) genus of the Salpidae
    genus Doliolum
    type genus of the Doliolidae
    genus Appendicularia
    a genus of chordates in the class Larvacea
    Petromyzon, genus Petromyzon
    typical lampreys
    Myxine, genus Myxine
    type genus of the Myxinidae (typical hagfishes)
    genus Eptatretus
    a genus of fossil fish of the family Myxinidae
    Myxinikela, genus Myxinikela
    fossil hagfishes
    genus Chimaera
    type genus of the Chimaeridae
    Hexanchus, genus Hexanchus
    a genus of Hexanchidae
    Lamna, genus Lamna
    a genus of Lamnidae
    Isurus, genus Isurus
    mako sharks
    Carcharodon, genus Carcharodon
    man-eating sharks
    Cetorhinus, genus Cetorhinus
    comprising only the basking sharks; in some classifications considered the type genus of a separate family Cetorhinidae
    Alopius, genus Alopius
    type genus of the family Alopiidae; in some classifications considered a genus of the family Lamnidae
    Orectolobus, genus Orectolobus
    carpet sharks
    Ginglymostoma, genus Ginglymostoma
    nurse sharks
    Carcharias, Odontaspis, genus Carcharias, genus Odontaspis
    type and sole genus of Carchariidae: sand sharks
    Rhincodon, genus Rhincodon
    whale sharks
    Carcharhinus, genus Carcharhinus
    type genus of the Carcharhinidae
    Negaprion, genus Negaprion
    lemon sharks
    Prionace, genus Prionace
    blue sharks
    Galeocerdo, genus Galeocerdo
    tiger sharks
    Galeorhinus, genus Galeorhinus
    a genus of Carcharhinidae
    Mustelus, genus Mustelus
    smooth dogfishes
    Triaenodon, genus Triaenodon
    a genus of Triakidae
    Squalus, genus Squalus
    spiny dogfishes
    Sphyrna, genus Sphyrna
    type genus of the Sphyrnidae
    Squatina, genus Squatina
    type genus of the Squatinidae: angel sharks
    Pristis, genus Pristis
    type genus of the Pristidae
    Dasyatis, genus Dasyatis
    type genus of the Dasyatidae
    Gymnura, genus Gymnura
    butterfly rays
    Aetobatus, genus Aetobatus
    a genus of Myliobatidae
    Rhinoptera, genus Rhinoptera
    a genus of Myliobatidae
    genus Manta
    a genus of Mobulidae
    Mobula, genus Mobula
    type genus of the Mobulidae
    Raja, genus Raja
    type genus of the family Rajidae
    genus Protoavis
    extinct primitive birds of the Triassic period; 70 million years before archaeopteryx
    genus Archaeopteryx, genus Archeopteryx
    a genus of fossil birds
    genus Sinornis
    a genus of fossil birds
    genus Ibero-mesornis
    a genus of fossil bird of the subclass Archaeornithes
    genus Archaeornis
    a genus of fossil bird
    Struthio, genus Struthio
    type genus of the Struthionidae: African ostriches
    Casuarius, genus Casuarius
    type and sole genus of the Casuaridae: cassowaries
    Dromaius, genus Dromaius
    a genus of birds in the order Casuariiformes
    genus Apteryx
    type genus of the Apterygidae: kiwis
    genus Rhea
    type genus of the Rheidae; large tall flightless South American birds similar to but smaller than ostriches
    Pterocnemia, genus Pterocnemia
    a genus of birds of the family Rheidae
    genus Aepyornis
    type genus of the Aepyornidae: elephant birds
    Dinornis, genus Dinornis
    type genus of the Dinornithidae: large moas
    genus Anomalopteryx
    small moas
    Prunella, genus Prunella
    type genus of the Prunellidae
    Alauda, genus Alauda
    type genus of the Alaudidae: skylarks
    Motacilla, genus Motacilla
    type genus of the Motacillidae: wagtails
    Anthus, genus Anthus
    Fringilla, genus Fringilla
    type genus of the Fringillidae: chaffinch, brambling
    Carduelis, genus Carduelis
    in some classifications considered the type genus of a subfamily Carduelinae of the family Fringillidae: goldfinches; siskins; redpolls; linnets
    Spinus, genus Spinus
    in some classifications considered a subgenus of Carduelis: siskins and New World goldfinches
    Carpodacus, genus Carpodacus
    house finches and purple finches
    Serinus, genus Serinus
    Old World finches; e.g. canaries and serins
    Loxia, genus Loxia
    Pyrrhula, genus Pyrrhula
    genus Junco
    American finches
    Pooecetes, genus Pooecetes
    a genus of Fringillidae
    Zonotrichia, genus Zonotrichia
    large New World sparrows
    Spizella, genus Spizella
    chipping sparrow; field sparrow; tree sparrow
    Melospiza, genus Melospiza
    American song sparrow and swamp sparrow
    Passerina, genus Passerina
    a genus of small North American finches including the New World buntings
    Emberiza, genus Emberiza
    Old World buntings
    Plectrophenax, genus Plectrophenax
    snow bunting
    Coereba, genus Coereba
    type genus of the Coerebidae
    Passer, genus Passer
    type genus of the Passeridae
    Hesperiphona, genus Hesperiphona
    evening grosbeak
    Coccothraustes, genus Coccothraustes
    large finches
    Pinicola, genus Pinicola
    a genus of Fringillidae
    Richmondena, genus Richmondena
    genus Pyrrhuloxia
    large showy finches related to cardinals
    Pipilo, genus Pipilo
    Chlorura, genus Chlorura
    Ploceus, genus Ploceus
    type genus of the Ploceidae
    Vidua, genus Vidua
    Padda, genus Padda
    a genus of Ploceidae
    Estrilda, genus Estrilda
    Poephila, genus Poephila
    Drepanis, genus Drepanis
    a genus of Drepanididae
    Menura, genus Menura
    type and sole genus of the family Menuridae
    Atrichornis, genus Atrichornis
    type genus of the Atrichornithidae
    Tyrannus, genus Tyrannus
    type genus of the Tyrannidae: tyrant flycatchers
    Contopus, genus Contopus
    Sayornis, genus Sayornis
    Pyrocephalus, genus Pyrocephalus
    a genus of Tyrannidae
    genus Cotinga
    type genus of the Cotingidae: cotingas
    Rupicola, genus Rupicola
    cock of the rocks
    Pipra, genus Pipra
    type genus of the Pipridae containing the typical manakins
    Procnias, genus Procnias
    Cephalopterus, genus Cephalopterus
    a genus of Cotingidae
    Furnarius, genus Furnarius
    type genus of the family Furnariidae: ovenbirds
    Formicarius, genus Formicarius
    type genus of the Formicariidae
    Thamnophilus, genus Thamnophilus
    a genus of Formicariidae
    Hylophylax, genus Hylophylax
    a genus of Formicariidae
    Dendrocolaptes, genus Dendrocolaptes
    type genus of the Dendrocolaptidae
    genus Pitta
    type genus of the Pittidae; a large genus of birds of southern Asia and Australia and adjacent islands
    Muscivora, genus Muscivora
    a genus of Tyrannidae
    Muscicapa, genus Muscicapa
    type genus of the Muscicapidae
    Pachycephala, genus Pachycephala
    arboreal insectivorous birds
    Turdus, genus Turdus
    type genus of the Turdidae
    Hylocichla, genus Hylocichla
    American thrush: wood thrush; hermit thrush; veery
    Luscinia, genus Luscinia
    Saxicola, genus Saxicola
    Old World chats
    Myadestes, genus Myadestes
    Phoenicurus, genus Phoenicurus
    Old World thrushes
    Oenanthe, genus Oenanthe
    Sialia, genus Sialia
    North American bluebirds
    Erithacus, genus Erithacus
    Old World thrushes
    Polioptila, genus Polioptila
    New World gnatcatchers
    Regulus, genus Regulus
    a genus of birds of the family Sylviidae including kinglets
    Silvia, genus Silvia
    type genus of the Sylviidae: warblers
    Phylloscopus, genus Phylloscopus
    Acrocephalus, genus Acrocephalus
    a genus of Sylviidae
    Prinia, genus Prinia
    a genus of Sylviidae
    Orthotomus, genus Orthotomus
    Timalia, genus Timalia
    type genus of the Timaliidae
    Parula, genus Parula
    type genus of the Parulidae: wood warblers
    Setophaga, genus Setophaga
    a genus of Parulidae
    Dendroica, genus Dendroica
    a genus of Parulidae
    Icteria, genus Icteria
    New World chats
    Seiurus, genus Seiurus
    ovenbirds and water thrushes
    Geothlypis, genus Geothlypis
    Ptloris, genus Ptloris
    a genus of Paradisaeidae
    Icterus, genus Icterus
    type genus of the Icteridae
    Sturnella, genus Sturnella
    a genus of passerine birds including the meadowlarks
    Cacicus, genus Cacicus
    a genus of tropical American orioles
    Dolichonyx, genus Dolichonyx
    Quiscalus, genus Quiscalus
    Euphagus, genus Euphagus
    a genus of Icteridae
    Molothrus, genus Molothrus
    Agelaius, genus Agelaius
    red-winged blackbirds
    Oriolus, genus Oriolus
    type genus of the Oriolidae
    Sphecotheres, genus Sphecotheres
    a genus of Old World orioles
    Sturnus, genus Sturnus
    type genus of the Sturnidae: common starlings
    Pastor, subgenus Pastor
    only the rose-colored starlings; in some classifications considered a separate genus
    Acridotheres, genus Acridotheres
    Gracula, genus Gracula
    Corvus, genus Corvus
    type genus of the Corvidae: crows and ravens
    Garrulus, genus Garrulus
    type genus of the Garrulinae: Old World jays
    Cyanocitta, genus Cyanocitta
    New World jays
    Perisoreus, genus Perisoreus
    Canada jays
    Nucifraga, genus Nucifraga
    Pica, genus Pica
    Cracticus, genus Cracticus
    type genus of the Cracticidae: Australian butcherbirds
    Strepera, genus Strepera
    bell magpies
    Gymnorhina, genus Gymnorhina
    in some classifications placed in the family Laniidae: Australian piping crows
    Troglodytes, genus Troglodytes
    type genus of the Troglodytidae
    Cistothorus, genus Cistothorus
    marsh wrens
    Salpinctes, genus Salpinctes
    a genus of Troglodytidae
    Thryothorus, genus Thryothorus
    Carolina wrens
    Campylorhynchus, Heleodytes, genus Campylorhynchus, genus Heleodytes
    alternative classifications for the cactus wrens
    Mimus, genus Mimus
    type genus of the family Mimidae: mockingbirds
    Melanotis, genus Melanotis
    a genus of Mimidae
    Dumetella, genus Dumetella
    Toxostoma, genus Toxostoma
    Xenicus, genus Xenicus
    type genus for the Xenicidae
    Acanthisitta, genus Acanthisitta
    a genus of Xenicidae
    Certhia, genus Certhia
    type genus of the Certhiidae
    Tichodroma, genus Tichodroma
    wall creepers; in some classifications placed in family Sittidae
    Sitta, genus Sitta
    type genus of the Sittidae
    Parus, genus Parus
    type genus of the family Paridae
    Psaltriparus, genus Psaltriparus
    a genus of Paridae
    Chamaea, genus Chamaea
    a genus of Paridae
    Auriparus, genus Auriparus
    a genus of Paridae
    Irena, genus Irena
    type genus of the Irenidae: fairy bluebirds
    Hirundo, genus Hirundo
    type genus of the Hirundinidae
    Iridoprocne, genus Iridoprocne
    a genus of Hirundinidae
    Delichon, genus Delichon
    a genus of Hirundinidae
    Riparia, genus Riparia
    a genus of Hirundinidae
    Progne, genus Progne
    a genus of Hirundinidae
    Artamus, genus Artamus
    type genus of the Artamidae
    Piranga, genus Piranga
    a genus of Thraupidae
    Lanius, genus Lanius
    type genus of the Laniidae: typical shrikes
    Chlorophoneus, genus Chlorophoneus
    a genus of Malaconotinae
    Ptilonorhynchus, genus Ptilonorhynchus
    type genus of the Ptilonorhynchidae
    Chlamydera, genus Chlamydera
    a genus of Ptilonorhynchidae
    Cinclus, genus Cinclus
    type genus of the family Cinclidae
    genus Vireo
    type genus of the Vireonidae
    Bombycilla, genus bombycilla
    Accipiter, genus Accipiter
    type genus of the family Accipitridae
    Buteo, genus Buteo
    broad-winged soaring hawks
    Pernis, genus Pernis
    a common European bird of prey; dull brown with white-streaked underparts
    Milvus, genus-Milvus
    a genus including the common European kits
    Elanoides, genus Elanoides
    a genus of kites
    Elanus, genus Elanus
    a genus of small kites of both Old and New Worlds
    Circus, genus Circus
    a genus of haws comprising the harriers
    Circaetus, genus Circaetus
    harrier eagles
    Falco, genus Falco
    a genus of Falconidae
    Polyborus, genus Polyborus
    a genus of Falconidae
    Harpia, genus Harpia
    a genus of Accipitridae
    Aquila, genus Aquila
    a genus of Accipitridae
    Haliaeetus, genus Haliaeetus
    a genus of Accipitridae
    Pandion, genus Pandion
    type genus of the Pandionidae
    Gyps, genus Gyps
    a genus of Accipitridae
    Gypaetus, genus Gypaetus
    in some classifications the type genus of the family Aegypiidae
    Neophron, genus Neophron
    a genus of Accipitridae
    Aegypius, genus Aegypius
    a genus of Accipitridae
    Sagittarius, genus Sagittarius
    type genus of the Sagittariidae
    Cathartes, genus Cathartes
    type genus of the Cathartidae: turkey vultures
    Vultur, genus Vultur
    a bird that is usually restricted to the Andean condor
    Gymnogyps, genus Gymnogyps
    containing solely the California condor
    Coragyps, genus Coragyps
    a genus of Cathartidae
    Sarcorhamphus, genus Sarcorhamphus
    usually containing only the king vulture
    Athene, genus Athene
    a genus of Strigidae
    Bubo, genus Bubo
    a genus of Strigidae
    Strix, genus Strix
    owls lacking ear tufts
    Otus, genus Otus
    a genus of Strigidae
    Surnia, genus Surnia
    a genus of hawk-like owls
    Asio, genus Asio
    a genus of European owls
    Sceloglaux, genus Sceloglaux
    a genus of Strigidae
    Tyto, genus Tyto
    type and only genus of the family Tytonidae
    Hynerpeton, genus Hynerpeton
    earliest fossil amphibian ever found; of the Devonian; found in Pennsylvania
    genus Ichthyostega
    second earliest fossil amphibian ever found; of the Devonian; found in Greenland
    Salamandra, genus Salamandra
    type genus of the Salamandridae
    Triturus, genus Triturus
    chiefly aquatic salamanders
    Notophthalmus, genus Notophthalmus
    Taricha, genus Taricha
    Pacific newts
    Ambystoma, genus Ambystoma
    type genus of the Ambystomatidae
    Cryptobranchus, genus Cryptobranchus
    type genus of the Cryptobranchidae
    Megalobatrachus, genus Megalobatrachus
    giant salamanders; in some classifications included in the genus Cryptobranchus
    Proteidae, family Proteidae
    mud puppies
    Proteus, genus Proteus
    type genus of the Proteidae
    Necturus, genus Necturus
    a genus of Proteidae
    genus Dicamptodon
    type genus of the Dicamptodontidae
    Rhyacotriton, genus Rhyacotriton
    olympic salamanders
    Plethodon, genus Plethodon
    type genus of the Plethodontidae
    Desmograthus, genus Desmograthus
    an amphibian genus of Plethodontidae
    Aneides, genus Aneides
    climbing salamanders
    Batrachoseps, genus Batrachoseps
    slender salamanders
    Hydromantes, genus Hydromantes
    web-toed salamanders
    genus Amphiuma
    congo snakes
    genus Siren
    a genus of Sirenidae
    Rana, genus Rana
    type genus of the Ranidae
    Eleutherodactylus, genus Eleutherodactylus
    completely terrestrial robber frogs
    Hylactophryne, genus Hylactophryne
    barking frogs
    Leptodactylus, genus Leptodactylus
    type genus of the Leptodactylidae; in some classifications placed in the family Bufonidae
    Polypedates, genus Polypedates
    type genus of the Polypedatidae
    Ascaphus, genus Ascaphus
    type genus of the Ascaphidae; in some classifications included in the family Leiopelmatidae
    Leiopelma, Liopelma, genus Leiopelma, genus Liopelma
    type and sole genus of the family Leiopelmatidae
    genus Bufo
    type genus of the Bufonidae; common toads of New and Old Worlds
    Alytes, genus Alytes
    midwife toads
    Bombina, genus Bombina
    fire-bellied toads
    Scaphiopus, genus Scaphiopus
    New World spadefoot toads
    Hyla, genus Hyla
    the type genus of the Hylidae; tree toads
    Acris, genus Acris
    cricket frogs
    Pseudacris, genus Pseudacris
    chorus frogs
    Pternohyla, genus Pternohyla
    burrowing tree frogs
    Gastrophryne, genus Gastrophryne
    primarily tropical narrow-mouthed toads
    Hypopachus, genus Hypopachus
    sheep frogs
    Pipa, genus Pipa
    type genus of the Pipidae
    Xenopus, genus Xenopus
    an African clawed frog; in some classifications made the type genus of a separate family Xenopodidae
    Chelonia, genus Chelonia
    green turtles
    Caretta, genus Caretta
    loggerhead turtles
    Lepidochelys, genus Lepidochelys
    Eretmochelys, genus Eretmochelys
    Dermochelys, genus Dermochelys
    type genus of the Dermochelyidae: leatherback turtles
    Chelydra, genus Chelydra
    snapping turtles
    Macroclemys, genus Macroclemys
    includes the alligator snapping turtle
    Kinosternon, genus Kinosternon
    type genus of the Kinosternidae
    Sternotherus, genus Sternotherus
    musk turtles
    Malaclemys, genus Malaclemys
    American terrapins
    Pseudemys, genus Pseudemys
    sliders; red-bellied terrapin
    Terrapene, genus Terrapene
    box turtles
    Chrysemys, genus Chrysemys
    painted turtles
    Testudo, genus Testudo
    type genus of the Testudinidae
    Geochelone, genus Geochelone
    giant tortoises
    Gopherus, genus Gopherus
    gopher tortoises
    Xerobates, genus Xerobates
    possible new genus for desert and Texas tortoises based on recent research
    Trionyx, genus Trionyx
    type genus of the Trionychidae
    Sphenodon, genus Sphenodon
    coextensive with the order Rhynchocephalia: tuataras
    Ptychozoon, genus Ptychozoon
    flying geckos
    Coleonyx, genus Coleonyx
    banded geckos
    Pygopus, genus Pygopus
    type genus of the Pygopodidae; snake-shaped pleurodont lizard with no forelimbs and only rudimentary hind limbs
    genus Iguana
    type genus of the Iguanidae
    Amblyrhynchus, genus Amblyrhynchus
    marine iguanas
    Dipsosaurus, genus Dipsosaurus
    desert iguanas
    Sauromalus, genus Sauromalus
    Callisaurus, genus Callisaurus
    zebra-tailed lizard
    Uma, genus Uma
    fringe-toed lizard
    Holbrookia, genus Holbrookia
    earless lizards
    Crotaphytus, genus Crotaphytus
    collared lizards
    Gambelia, genus Gambelia
    leopard lizards
    Sceloporus, genus Sceloporus
    spiny lizards
    Uta, genus Uta
    a reptile genus of Iguanidae
    Urosaurus, genus Urosaurus
    a reptile genus of Iguanidae
    Phrynosoma, genus Phrynosoma
    horned lizards
    Basiliscus, genus Basiliscus
    a reptile genus of Iguanidae
    Anolis, genus Anolis
    New World chameleons
    Amphisbaena, Amphisbaenia, genus Amphisbaena, genus Amphisbaenia
    type genus of the Amphisbaenidae
    Scincus, genus Scincus
    type genus of Scincidae
    Scincella, genus Scincella
    a reptile genus of Scincidae
    Eumeces, genus Eumeces
    New World skinks
    Cordylidae, family Cordylidae
    small family of spiny ovoviviparous African lizards
    Cordylus, genus Cordylus
    type genus of the Cordylidae; spiny lizards somewhat resembling tiny crocodiles
    Cnemidophorus, genus Cnemidophorus
    Tupinambis, genus Tupinambis
    genus Agama
    type genus of the Agamidae
    Chlamydosaurus, genus Chlamydosaurus
    frilled lizards
    Draco, genus Draco
    a reptile genus known as flying dragons or flying lizards
    genus Moloch
    genus of Australian desert lizard
    Gerrhonotus, genus Gerrhonotus
    alligator lizards
    Anguis, genus Anguis
    type genus of the Anguidae: blindworms
    Ophisaurus, genus Ophisaurus
    glass lizards
    Xenosaurus, genus Xenosaurus
    type and sole genus of Xenosauridae: slender-bodied Mexican lizards having the upper surface covered with tiny granules and tubercles
    Lanthanotus, genus Lanthanotus
    one species
    Heloderma, genus Heloderma
    type genus of the Helodermatidae; American venomous lizards
    Lacerta, genus Lacerta
    type genus of the Lacertidae
    Chamaeleo, genus Chamaeleo, genus Chamaeleon
    type genus of the Chamaeleontidae
    Varanus, genus Varanus
    type and sole extant genus of the Varanidae
    Saurosuchus, genus Saurosuchus
    early archosaurian carnivore
    Proterochampsa, genus Proterochampsa
    early archosaurian carnivore
    Crocodilus, Crocodylus, genus Crocodilus, genus Crocodylus
    type genus of the Crocodylidae
    Tomistoma, genus Tomistoma
    a genus of Malayan crocodiles
    genus Alligator
    type genus of the Alligatoridae
    genus Caiman
    Gavialis, genus Gavialis
    type genus of the Gavialidae
    genus Pisanosaurus
    primitive ornithischian dinosaur found in Argentina; early Triassic
    genus Staurikosaurus
    primitive ornithischian dinosaur found in Brazil
    genus Stegosaurus
    quadrupedal armored herbivore of the Jurassic and Cretaceous
    genus Ankylosaurus
    armored herbivorous dinosaurs of the Cretaceous
    genus Protoceratops
    small horned dinosaurs
    genus Triceratops
    genus of herbivorous horned dinosaurs
    genus Styracosaurus
    genus of horned dinosaurs
    genus Psittacosaurus
    most primitive genus of horned dinosaurs; early Cretaceous
    genus Anatotitan
    genus of large duck-billed dinosaurs; late Cretaceous
    genus Corythosaurus
    genus of duck-billed dinosaurs of late Cretaceous
    genus Edmontosaurus
    duck-billed dinosaurs of Canada
    genus Trachodon
    a reptile genus of the suborder Euronithopoda
    genus Iguanodon
    type genus of the Iguanodontidae
    genus Apatosaurus, genus Brontosaurus
    large quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaurs with very long neck and tail; late Jurassic
    genus Barosaurus
    huge quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaur; late Jurassic
    genus Diplodocus
    a reptile genus of the suborder Sauropoda
    Titanosaurus, genus Titanosaurus
    genus of herbivorous dinosaurs flourishing during the Cretaceous in South America
    Seismosaurus, genus Seismosaurus
    genus of large herbivorous dinosaurs of Cretaceous found in western North America
    genus Ceratosaurus
    primitive saurischian carnivorous dinosaurs
    genus Coelophysis
    late Triassic carnivorous saurischian dinosaurs
    genus Tyrannosaurus
    includes a single species
    genus Allosaurus, genus Antrodemus
    carnivorous dinosaur of North America; late Jurassic
    genus Compsognathus
    a reptile genus of Theropoda
    genus Herrerasaurus
    primitive theropod found in Argentina; early Triassic
    genus Eoraptor
    primitive theropod found in Argentina; early Triassic
    genus Megalosaurus
    type genus of the Megalosauridae
    genus Struthiomimus
    small toothless saurischian dinosaurs; later Cretaceous period in Canada
    genus Deinocheirus
    a reptile genus of Ornithomimida
    genus Velociraptor
    advanced carnivorous theropod
    genus Deinonychus
    advanced bipedal carnivorous dinosaur
    genus Utahraptor
    advanced bipedal carnivorous dinosaur
    genus Mononychus
    authorities disagree over whether to classify the genus as bird or dinosaur
    Chronoperates, genus Chronoperates
    a reptile genus of Therapsida
    Exaeretodon, genus Exaeretodon
    a genus of reptiles of the division Cynodontia
    Ischigualastia, genus Ischigualastia
    early reptile found in Argentina
    genus Edaphosaurus
    type genus of the Edaphosauridae
    genus Dimetrodon
    a reptile genus of Pelycosauria
    Pterodactylus, genus Pterodactylus
    a reptile genus of Pterodactylidae
    genus Ichthyosaurus
    type genus of the Ichthyosauridae
    genus Stenopterygius
    a reptile genus of Ichthyosauridae
    genus Plesiosaurus
    a reptile genus of suborder Plesiosauria
    genus Nothosaurus
    a genus of Nothosauria
    Carphophis, genus Carphophis
    thunder snake
    Diadophis, genus Diadophis
    a genus of reptiles of the family Colubridae including ringneck snakes
    Heterodon, genus Heterodon
    a genus of small colubrid snakes containing the North American hognose snakes
    Phyllorhynchus, genus Phyllorhynchus
    leaf-nosed snakes
    Opheodrys, genus Opheodrys
    North American green snakes
    Chlorophis, genus Chlorophis
    African green snakes
    Coluber, genus Coluber
    Masticophis, genus Masticophis
    whip snakes
    Elaphe, genus Elaphe
    North American rat snakes
    Ptyas, genus Ptyas
    Asian rat snakes
    Arizona, genus Arizona
    glossy snake
    Pituophis, genus Pituophis
    bull snakes
    Lampropeltis, genus Lampropeltis
    king snakes and milk snakes
    Thamnophis, genus Thamnophis
    garter snakes
    Tropidoclonion, genus Tropidoclonion
    lined snakes
    Sonora, genus Sonora
    ground snakes
    Potamophis, genus Potamophis
    ground snakes
    Haldea, genus Haldea
    ground snakes
    Natrix, genus Natrix
    water snakes; a cosmopolitan genus
    Nerodia, genus Nerodia
    North American water snakes
    Storeria, genus Storeria
    a genus of Colubridae
    Chilomeniscus, genus Chilomeniscus
    sand snakes
    Tantilla, genus Tantilla
    black-headed snakes
    Oxybelis, genus Oxybelis
    vine snakes
    Trimorphodon, genus Trimorphodon
    lyre snakes
    Hypsiglena, genus Hypsiglena
    night snakes
    Leptotyphlops, genus Leptotyphlops
    blind snakes of Asia and Africa and Americas
    Drymarchon, genus Drymarchon
    a genus of Colubridae
    Charina, genus Charina
    boas of western North America
    Lichanura, genus Lichanura
    boas of western North America
    Eunectes, genus Eunectes
    genus Python
    Old World boas
    Micrurus, genus Micrurus
    coral snakes
    Micruroides, genus Micruroides
    coral snakes
    Calliophis, Callophis, genus Calliophis, genus Callophis
    Asian coral snakes
    Aspidelaps, genus Aspidelaps
    African coral snakes
    Rhynchoelaps, genus Rhynchoelaps
    Australian coral snakes
    Denisonia, genus Denisonia
    Naja, genus Naja
    Ophiophagus, genus Ophiophagus
    king cobra
    Hemachatus, genus Hemachatus
    Dendraspis, Dendroaspis, genus Dendraspis, genus Dendroaspis
    Acanthophis, genus Acanthophis
    Australian elapid snakes
    Notechis, genus Notechis
    tiger snakes
    Pseudechis, genus Pseudechis
    venomous Australian blacksnakes
    Bungarus, genus Bungarus
    Oxyuranus, genus Oxyuranus
    Vipera, genus Vipera
    type genus of the Viperidae
    Bitis, genus Bitis
    a genus of Viperidae
    Aspis, genus Aspis, genus Cerastes
    horned vipers
    Agkistrodon, Ancistrodon, genus Agkistrodon, genus Ancistrodon
    Crotalus, genus Crotalus
    large rattlesnakes; seldom bite unless startled or pursuing prey
    Sistrurus, genus Sistrurus
    pygmy rattlesnakes
    Bothrops, genus Bothrops
    Phalangium, genus Phalangium
    type genus of the family Phalangiidae
    Chelifer, genus Chelifer
    a genus of Chelonethida
    Mastigoproctus, genus Mastigoproctus
    giant whip scorpions
    Argiope, genus Argiope
    the type genus of Argiopidae; small genus of orb-weaving spiders
    Aranea, Araneus, genus Aranea, genus Araneus
    a genus of orb-weaving spiders including common garden spiders and barn spiders
    Latrodectus, genus Latrodectus
    venomous spiders
    Lycosa, genus Lycosa
    type genus of the family Lycosidae
    Ixodes, genus Ixodes
    type genus of the family Ixodidae
    Dermacentor, genus Dermacentor
    vectors of important diseases of man and animals
    Trombicula, genus Trombicula
    type genus of the family Trombiculidae
    Sarcoptes, genus Sarcoptes
    type genus of the family Sarcoptidae: itch mites
    Panonychus, genus Panonychus
    a genus of Tetranychidae
    Scutigerella, genus Scutigerella
    garden centipedes
    Scutigera, genus Scutigera
    a genus of Scutigeridae
    Geophilus, genus Geophilus
    type genus of the Geophilidae: a cosmopolitan genus of centipedes sometimes called earwigs
    Limulus, genus Limulus
    type genus of the family Limulidae
    Tachypleus, genus Tachypleus
    a genus of Limulidae
    Gallus, genus Gallus
    common domestic birds and related forms
    Meleagris, genus Meleagris
    type genus of the Meleagrididae: wild and domestic turkeys
    Agriocharis, genus Agriocharis
    a genus of birds of the family Meleagrididae including the ocellated turkey
    Lyrurus, genus Lyrurus
    black grouse
    Lagopus, genus Lagopus
    Tetrao, genus Tetrao
    type genus of the Tetraonidae: capercaillies
    Canachites, genus Canachites
    spruce grouse
    Centrocercus, genus Centrocercus
    sage grouse
    Bonasa, genus Bonasa
    ruffed grouse
    Pedioecetes, genus Pedioecetes
    sharp-tailed grouse
    Tympanuchus, genus Tympanuchus
    prairie chickens
    Crax, genus Crax
    type genus of the Cracidae: curassows
    Penelope, genus Penelope
    a genus of guans (turkey-like arboreal birds valued as game and food birds)
    Pipile, genus Pipile
    genus of large crested guans (the piping guans)
    Ortalis, genus Ortalis
    Megapodius, genus-Megapodius
    type genus of the Megapodiidae
    genus Leipoa
    mallee fowl
    Alectura, genus Alectura
    brush turkeys
    Macrocephalon, genus Macrocephalon
    Phasianus, genus Phasianus
    type genus of the Phasianidae: the typical pheasants
    genus Afropavo
    Congo peafowl
    Argusianus, genus Argusianus
    argus pheasants
    Chrysolophus, genus Chrysolophus
    golden pheasants
    Colinus, genus Colinus
    New World quail: the bobwhites
    Coturnix, genus Coturnix
    Old World quail
    Lophophorus, genus Lophophorus
    Odontophorus, genus Odontophorus
    genus of Central and South American crested partridges resembling quails; sometimes placed in a distinct subfamily or isolated in a distinct family
    Pavo, genus Pavo
    Lofortyx, genus Lofortyx
    California quail
    genus Tragopan
    a genus of Phasianidae
    Perdix, genus Perdix
    a genus of Perdicinae
    Alectoris, genus Alectoris
    a genus of Perdicidae
    Oreortyx, genus Oreortyx
    mountain quail of western United States
    Numida, genus Numida
    guinea fowl
    Opisthocomus, genus Opisthocomus
    type genus of the Opisthocomidae: hoatzins
    Raphus, genus Raphus
    type genus of the Raphidae: dodos
    Pezophaps, genus Pezophaps
    constituted by the extinct solitaire
    Columba, genus Columba
    type genus of the Columbidae: typical pigeons
    Streptopelia, genus Streptopelia
    Stictopelia, genus Stictopelia
    a genus of Columbidae
    Zenaidura, genus Zenaidura
    mourning doves
    Ectopistes, genus Ectopistes
    a genus of Columbidae
    Pterocles, genus Pterocles
    type genus of the Pteroclididae
    Syrrhaptes, genus Syrrhaptes
    a genus of Pteroclididae
    Psittacus, genus Psittacus
    type genus of the Psittacidae: usually restricted to the African grey
    Amazona, genus Amazona
    a genus of Psittacidae
    Ara, genus Ara
    Nestor, genus Nestor
    a genus of Psittacidae
    Cacatua, Kakatoe, genus Cacatua, genus Kakatoe
    a genus of Psittacidae
    Nymphicus, genus Nymphicus
    a genus of Psittacidae
    Agapornis, genus Agapornis
    a genus of Psittacidae
    Glossopsitta, genus Glossopsitta
    a genus of Loriinae
    Trichoglossus, genus Trichoglossus
    a genus of Loriinae
    Conuropsis, genus Conuropsis
    a genus of Psittacidae
    Melopsittacus, genus Melopsittacus
    a genus of Psittacidae
    Psittacula, genus Psittacula
    a genus of Psittacidae
    Cuculus, genus Cuculus
    type genus of the Cuculidae
    Coccyzus, genus Coccyzus
    a genus of Cuculidae
    Geococcyx, genus Geococcyx
    Crotophaga, genus Crotophaga
    Centropus, genus Centropus
    a genus of Cuculidae
    Musophaga, genus Musophaga
    type genus of the Musophagidae
    Coracias, genus Coracias
    type genus of the Coraciidae
    Alcedo, genus Alcedo
    type genus of the Alcedinidae
    Ceryle, genus Ceryle
    a genus of birds of the family Alcedinidae
    Dacelo, genus Dacelo
    Australasian kingfishers
    Halcyon, genus Halcyon
    a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World
    Merops, genus Merops
    type genus of the Meropidae
    Buceros, genus Buceros
    type genus of the family Bucerotidae
    Upupa, genus Upupa
    type genus of the Upupidae
    Phoeniculus, genus Phoeniculus
    type and only genus of the family Phoeniculidae
    Momotus, genus Momotus
    type genus of the Momotidae
    Todus, genus Todus
    type genus of the Todidae
    Apus, genus Apus
    type genus
    Chateura, genus Chateura
    a genus of Apodidae
    Collocalia, genus Collocalia
    a genus of Apodidae
    Archilochus, genus Archilochus
    a genus of Trochilidae
    Chalcostigma, genus Chalcostigma
    Ramphomicron, genus Ramphomicron
    Caprimulgus, genus Caprimulgus
    type genus of the Caprimulgidae
    Chordeiles, genus Chordeiles
    a genus of Caprimulgidae
    Phalaenoptilus, genus Phalaenoptilus
    a genus of Caprimulgidae
    Podargus, genus Podargus
    type genus of the Podargidae
    Steatornis, genus Steatornis
    type and sole genus of the family Steatornithidae
    Picus, genus Picus
    type genus of Picidae
    Picoides, genus Picoides
    a genus of Picidae
    Colaptes, genus Colaptes
    a genus of Picidae
    Campephilus, genus Campephilus
    a genus of Picidae
    Melanerpes, genus Melanerpes
    a genus of Picidae
    Sphyrapicus, genus Sphyrapicus
    a genus of Picidae
    Jynx, genus Jynx
    Picumnus, genus Picumnus
    a genus of Picidae
    Aulacorhyncus, genus Aulacorhyncus
    a genus of Ramphastidae
    genus Trogon
    type genus of the Trogonidae
    Pharomacrus, genus Pharomacrus
    a genus of Trogonidae
    Anas, genus Anas
    type genus of the Anatidae: freshwater ducks
    Tadorna, genus Tadorna
    Oxyura, genus Oxyura
    ruddy duck
    Bucephala, genus Bucephala
    buffleheads and goldeneyes
    Aythya, genus Aythya
    canvasback; redhead; pochard; etc.
    Aix, genus Aix
    wood duck and mandarin duck
    Cairina, genus Cairina
    a genus of Anatidae
    Somateria, genus Somateria
    eider ducks
    Melanitta, genus Melanitta
    Clangula, genus Clangula
    a genus of ducks
    Mergus, genus Mergus
    Lophodytes, genus Lophodytes
    a genus of Merginae
    Anser, genus Anser
    typical geese
    Chen, subgenus Chen
    wild goose having white adult plumage
    Branta, genus Branta
    wild geese
    genus Coscoroba
    a genus of Anatidae
    Cygnus, genus Cygnus
    a genus of Anatidae
    Anhima, genus Anhima
    type genus of the Anhimidae; horned screamers
    Chauna, genus Chauna
    crested screamers
    Tachyglossus, genus Tachyglossus
    type genus of the family Tachyglossidae
    Zaglossus, genus Zaglossus
    a genus of Tachyglossidae
    Ornithorhynchus, genus Ornithorhynchus
    type genus of the family Ornithorhynchidae
    Didelphis, genus Didelphis
    type genus of the family Didelphidae
    Caenolestes, genus Caenolestes
    type genus of the family Caenolestidae
    Macrotis, genus Macrotis
    a genus of Peramelidae
    Macropus, genus Macropus
    type genus of the family Macropodidae: typical kangaroos and wallabies
    Lagorchestes, genus Lagorchestes
    hare wallabies
    Onychogalea, genus Onychogalea
    a genus of Macropodidae
    Petrogale, genus Petrogale
    rock wallabies
    Thylogale, genus Thylogale
    Dendrolagus, genus Dendrolagus
    tree wallabies
    Hypsiprymnodon, genus Hypsiprymnodon
    musk kangaroos
    Potorous, genus Potorous
    Bettongia, genus Bettongia
    jerboa kangaroo
    genus Phalanger
    type genus of the family Phalangeridae: cuscuses
    Trichosurus, genus Trichosurus
    a genus of Phalangeridae
    Petaurus, genus Petaurus
    a genus of Phalangeridae
    Acrobates, genus Acrobates
    a genus of Phalangeridae
    Phascolarctos, genus Phascolarctos
    Dasyurus, genus Dasyurus
    type genus of the family Dasyuridae: native cats
    Thylacinus, genus Thylacinus
    Tasmanian wolf
    Sarcophilus, genus Sarcophilus
    Tasmanian devil
    Phascogale, genus Phascogale
    pouched mice
    Myrmecobius, genus Myrmecobius
    banded anteater
    Notoryctus, genus Notoryctus
    type genus of the family Notoryctidae: comprising solely the marsupial mole
    Condylura, genus Condylura
    star-nosed moles
    Parascalops, genus Parascalops
    brewer's moles
    Chrysochloris, genus Chrysochloris
    type genus of the Chrysochloridae
    Uropsilus, genus Uropsilus
    shrew moles
    Neurotrichus, genus Neurotrichus
    shrew moles
    Sorex, genus Sorex
    type genus of the family Soricidae: shrews
    Blarina, genus Blarina
    Neomys, genus Neomys
    a genus of Soricidae
    Cryptotis, genus Cryptotis
    least shrews
    Erinaceus, genus Erinaceus
    type genus of the family Erinaceidae: hedgehogs
    genus Tenrec
    type genus of the family Tenrecidae: tenrecs
    genus Potamogale
    type genus of the family Potamogalidae: otter shrews
    Euplectella, genus Euplectella
    a genus of Hyalospongiae
    Chrysaora, genus Chrysaora
    a genus of Scyphozoa
    genus Hydra
    genus Nanomia
    a genus of Siphonophora
    Physalia, genus Physalia
    Portuguese man-of-war
    Sertularia, genus Sertularia
    sessile hydroid that forms feathery colonies
    Actinia, genus Actinia
    a genus of sea anemone common in rock pools
    Pennatula, genus Pennatula
    type genus of the family Pennatulidae: sea pens
    Maeandra, genus Maeandra
    brain corals
    Acropora, genus Acropora
    coelenterate genus of order Madreporaria, including staghorn corals
    Fungia, genus Fungia
    a genus comprising the usual mushroom corals
    genus Beroe
    coextensive with the class Nuda
    Pleurobrachia, genus Pleurobrachia
    sea gooseberries
    Cestum, genus Cestum
    Venus's girdle
    genus Sagitta
    chief genus of Chaetognatha including the largest arrowworms
    genus Spadella
    marine worms resembling the sagittas but with a broader body and only one pair of lateral fins
    Fasciola, genus Fasciola
    a genus of Fasciolidae
    Fasciolopsis, genus Fasciolopsis
    a genus of Fasciolidae
    Schistosoma, genus Schistosoma
    type genus of the family Schistosomatidae: blood flukes
    genus Echinococcus
    genus Taenia
    type genus of the family Taeniidae: tapeworms
    Ascaris, genus Ascaris
    type genus of the family Ascaridae: roundworms with a three-lipped mouth
    Ascaridia, genus Ascaridia
    roundworm having a preanal sucker
    Enterobius, genus Enterobius
    Anguillula, Turbatrix, genus Anguillula, genus Turbatrix
    a genus of Cephalobidae
    Tylenchus, genus Tylenchus
    type genus of the family Tylenchidae
    Dracunculus, genus Dracunculus
    type genus of the family Dracunculidae
    Branchiobdella, genus Branchiobdella
    type genus of the Branchiobdellidae: a small worm that lives on the gills or surface of a crayfish attached by a sucker
    Terebella, genus Terebella
    type genus of Terebellidae; tube-forming marine polychete worms with many filamentous tentacles
    Polycirrus, genus Polycirrus
    genus of soft-bodied polychete marine worms
    Hirudo, genus Hirudo
    type genus of the family Hirudinidae
    Haemopis, genus Haemopis
    Haliotis, genus Haliotis
    type genus of the family Haliotidae
    Lambis, genus Lambis
    scorpion shells of shallow tropical waters of the eastern hemisphere
    Strombus, genus Strombus
    type genus of the family Strombidae
    Helix, genus Helix
    type genus of the family Helicidae
    Limax, genus Limax
    a genus of Limacidae
    genus Nerita
    type genus of the Neritidae
    genus Neritina
    a genus of Neritidae
    Littorina, genus Littorina
    type genus of the family Littorinidae: periwinkles
    Patella, genus Patella
    type genus of the family Patellidae: common European limpets
    Fissurella, genus Fissurella
    type genus of the family Fissurellidae: keyhole limpets
    Ancylus, genus Ancylus
    type genus of the family Ancylidae: river limpet
    Aplysia, Tethys, genus Aplysia, genus Tethus
    type genus of the family Aplysiidae
    Hermissenda, genus Hermissenda
    genus of marine sea slugs
    Haminoea, genus Haminoea
    common genus of marine bubble shells of the Pacific coast of North America
    genus Physa
    type genus of the Physidae; freshwater air-breathing snails
    Cypraea, genus Cypraea
    type genus of the family Cypraeidae: the typical cowries
    genus Chiton
    a genus of Polyplacophora
    Mya, genus Mya
    type genus of the family Myacidae
    Venus, genus Venus
    type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells
    Mercenaria, genus Mercenaria
    a genus of Veneridae
    Ensis, genus Ensis
    razor clams
    Tridacna, genus Tridacna
    type genus of the family Tridacnidae: giant clams
    Cardium, genus Cardium
    type genus of the family Cardiidae: cockles
    Ostrea, genus Ostrea
    type genus of the family Ostreidae
    Crassostrea, genus Crassostrea
    Virginia oysters
    Pinctada, genus Pinctada
    pearl oysters
    Anomia, genus Anomia
    type genus of the family Anomiidae: saddle oysters
    Placuna, genus Placuna
    windowpane oysters
    Arca, genus Arca
    type genus of the family Arcidae: ark shells and blood clams
    Mytilus, genus Mytilus
    type genus of the family Mytilidae: smooth-shelled marine mussels
    Unio, genus Unio
    type genus of the family Unionidae
    Anodonta, genus Anodonta
    thin-shelled freshwater mussels
    Dreissena, genus Dreissena
    zebra mussels
    genus Pecten
    type genus of the family Pectinidae: sea and bay scallops
    genus Teredo
    type genus of the family Teredinidae
    Bankia, genus Bankia
    giant shipworms
    Pholas, genus Pholas
    type genus of the family Pholadidae: piddocks
    genus Nautilus
    type genus and sole recent representative of the family Nautilidae
    genus Octopus
    type genus of the family Octopodidae
    Argonauta, genus Argonauta
    type genus of the family Argonautidae: paper nautilus
    genus Loligo
    genus Ommastrephes
    a genus of Decapoda
    genus Architeuthis
    giant squid
    Sepia, genus Sepia
    type genus of the Sepiidae
    genus Spirula
    genus of small cephalopods with many-chambered spiral shells resembling those of the extinct belemnites
    Menippe, genus Menippe
    stone crabs
    Cancer, genus Cancer
    type genus of the family Cancridae
    Portunus, genus Portunus
    type genus of the family Portunidae
    Ovalipes, genus Ovalipes
    a genus of Portunidae
    Callinectes, genus Callinectes
    New World blue crabs
    Uca, genus Uca
    fiddler crabs
    Pinnotheres, genus Pinnotheres
    type genus of the family Pinnotheridae: pea crabs
    Paralithodes, genus Paralithodes
    a genus of Lithodidae
    Maia, Maja, genus Maia, genus Maja
    type genus of the Majidae; nearly cosmopolitan in distribution
    Macrocheira, genus Macrocheira
    giant crabs of Japan
    Homarus, genus Homarus
    type genus of the family Homaridae: common edible lobsters
    Nephrops, genus Nephrops
    a genus of Nephropsidae
    Palinurus, genus Palinurus
    type genus of the family Palinuridae
    Astacus, genus Astacus
    type genus of the family Astacidae; Old World crayfish
    Cambarus, genus Cambarus
    a genus of Astacidae
    Pagurus, genus Pagurus
    type genus of the family Paguridae
    Crangon, genus Crangon
    type genus of the family Crangonidae
    Palaemon, genus Palaemon
    type genus of the family Palaemonidae; widely distributed genus
    Peneus, genus Peneus
    type genus of the family Peneidae
    Mysis, genus Mysis
    type genus of the family Mysidae
    Praunus, genus Praunus
    a genus of Mysidae
    genus Squilla
    type genus of the family Squillidae
    Armadillidium, genus Armadillidium
    type genus of the Armadillidiidae
    Oniscus, genus Oniscus
    type genus of the Oniscidae; woodlice that cannot roll into a ball
    Porcellio, genus Porcellio
    Old World genus of isopod crustaceans
    Orchestia, genus Orchestia
    type genus of the family Orchestiidae
    Caprella, genus Caprella
    skeleton shrimp
    Cyamus, genus Cyamus
    whale lice
    genus Daphnia
    water fleas
    Artemia, Chirocephalus, genus Artemia, genus Chirocephalus
    fairy shrimp; brine shrimp
    Triops, genus Triops
    type genus of the family Triopidae: small crustaceans with a small third median eye
    genus Cyclops
    copepod water fleas
    Balanus, genus Balanus
    type genus of the family Balanidae
    Lepas, genus Lepas
    type genus of the family Lepadidae
    genus Peripatus
    type genus of Peripatidae; onychophorans of chiefly New World tropical regions
    Plicatoperipatus, genus Plicatoperipatus
    a genus of Peripatidae
    Peripatopsis, genus Peripatopsis
    type genus of Peripatopsidae; onychophorans of chiefly Asiatic and African tropical regions
    Ciconia, genus Ciconia
    type genus of the Ciconiidae: European storks
    Leptoptilus, genus Leptoptilus
    adjutant birds and marabous
    Anastomus, genus Anastomus
    genus Jabiru
    Ephippiorhynchus, genus Ephippiorhynchus
    Xenorhyncus, genus Xenorhyncus
    East Indian and Australian storks
    Mycteria, genus Mycteria
    a genus of storks of the family Ciconiidae now including only the American wood ibis
    Balaeniceps, genus Balaeniceps
    type genus of the Balaenicipitidae: shoebills
    genus Ibis
    Threskiornis, genus Threskiornis
    type genus of the Threskiornithidae
    Platalea, genus Platalea
    type genus of the Plataleidae
    Ajaia, genus Ajaia
    a genus of Platalea
    Ardea, genus Ardea
    type genus of the Ardeidae: large New and Old World herons
    Egretta, genus Egretta
    small Old and New World herons
    Casmerodius, genus Casmerodius
    a white egrets
    Bubulcus, genus Bubulcus
    small white egrets
    Nycticorax, genus Nycticorax
    Old World night herons
    Nyctanassa, genus Nyctanassa
    American night herons
    Cochlearius, genus Cochlearius
    Botaurus, genus Botaurus
    Ixobrychus, genus Ixobrychus
    Grus, genus Grus
    type genus of the Gruidae: typical cranes
    Aramus, genus Aramus
    genus of large brown long-billed wading birds found in warm swampy regions of the western hemisphere: courlan; limpkin
    Cariama, genus Cariama
    the type genus of the Cariamidae comprising only the crested cariama
    genus Chunga
    a genus of Cariamidae
    Gallirallus, genus Gallirallus
    rails of New Zealand
    Crex, genus Crex
    Porzana, genus Porzana
    spotted crakes
    Gallinula, genus Gallinula
    Porphyrio, genus Porphyrio
    Old World purple gallinules
    Porphyrula, genus Porphyrula
    American purple gallinules
    genus Notornis
    a genus of Rallidae
    Fulica, genus Fulica
    Otis, genus Otis
    type genus of the Otididae: European bustard
    Choriotis, genus Choriotis
    Australian bustard
    Turnix, genus Turnix
    type genus of the Turnicidae: button quail
    Pedionomus, genus Pedionomus
    plain wanderer
    Psophia, genus Psophia
    type genus of the Psophiidae: trumpeters
    Charadrius, genus Charadrius
    type genus of the Charadriidae: plovers
    Pluvialis, genus Pluvialis
    golden plovers
    Vanellus, genus Vanellus
    Eurasian lapwings
    Arenaria, genus Arenaria
    Aphriza, genus Aphriza
    a genus of Scolopacidae
    Actitis, genus Actitis
    a genus of Scolopacidae
    Erolia, genus Erolia
    a genus of Scolopacidae
    Tringa, genus Tringa
    a genus of Scolopacidae
    Calidris, genus Calidris
    a genus of Scolopacidae
    Crocethia, genus Crocethia
    a genus of Scolopacidae
    Bartramia, genus Bartramia
    a genus of Scolopacidae
    Philomachus, genus Philomachus
    Heteroscelus, genus Heteroscelus
    Catoptrophorus, genus Catoptrophorus
    Scolopax, genus Scolopax
    type of the Scolopacidae: Old World woodcocks
    Philohela, genus Philohela
    American woodcocks
    Capella, Gallinago, genus Capella, genus Gallinago
    Limnocryptes, genus Limnocryptes
    Limnodromus, genus Limnodromus
    Numenius, genus Numenius
    Limosa, genus Limosa
    Himantopus, genus Himantopus
    major one of two genera of stilts; similar to avocets but with straight bills
    Cladorhyncus, genus Cladorhyncus
    one of two genera of stilts; similar to avocets but with straight bills
    Recurvirostra, genus Recurvirostra
    type genus of the Recurvirostridae: avocets
    Haematopus, genus Haematopus
    Phalaropus, genus Phalaropus
    type genus of the Phalaropidae: phalaropes
    Lobipes, genus Lobipes
    a genus of Phalaropidae
    Steganopus, genus Steganopus
    a genus of Phalaropidae
    Glareola, genus Glareola
    type genus of the Glareolidae: the pratincoles
    Cursorius, genus Cursorius
    Pluvianus, genus Pluvianus
    Burhinus, genus Burhinus
    type genus of the Burhinidae: stone curlews
    Larus, genus Larus
    type genus of the Laridae
    Pagophila, genus Pagophila
    a genus of Laridae
    Rissa, genus Rissa
    a genus of Laridae
    Sterna, genus Sterna
    a genus of Sterninae
    Rynchops, genus Rynchops
    type genus of the Rynchopidae: skimmers
    Stercorarius, genus Stercorarius
    type genus of the Stercorariidae: jaegers
    Catharacta, genus Catharacta
    Alca, genus Alca
    type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill
    Plautus, genus Plautus
    a genus of Alcidae
    Pinguinus, genus Pinguinus
    great auk
    Cepphus, genus Cepphus
    a genus of birds including: guillemots
    Uria, genus Uria
    Fratercula, genus Fratercula
    Lunda, genus Lunda
    Gavia, genus Gavia
    type genus of the Gavidae: loons
    Podiceps, genus Podiceps
    type genus of the Podicipedidae: grebes
    Podilymbus, genus Podilymbus
    a genus of Podicipedidae
    Pelecanus, genus Pelecanus
    type genus of the Pelecanidae
    Fregata, genus Fregata
    type genus of the Fregatidae
    Sula, genus Sula
    type genus of the Sulidae
    Phalacrocorax, genus Phalacrocorax
    type genus: coextensive with the family Phalacrocoracidae
    genus Anhinga
    type genus of the Anhingidae
    Phaethon, genus Phaethon
    type genus of the Phaethontidae
    Pygoscelis, genus Pygoscelis
    a genus of Spheniscidae
    Aptenodytes, genus Aptenodytes
    large penguins
    Spheniscus, genus Spheniscus
    type genus of the Spheniscidae: jackass penguins
    Eudyptes, genus Eudyptes
    rock hoppers
    genus Diomedea
    type of the Diomedeidae
    Procellaria, genus Procellaria
    type genus of the Procellariidae
    Macronectes, genus Macronectes
    giant petrels
    Fulmarus, genus Fulmarus
    Puffinus, genus Puffinus
    Hydrobates, genus Hydrobates
    type genus of the Hydrobatidae
    Oceanites, genus Oceanites
    a genus of Hydrobatidae
    Balaena, genus Balaena
    type genus of the Balaenidae: Greenland whales
    Balaenoptera, genus Balaenoptera
    type genus of the Balaenopteridae
    Megaptera, genus Megaptera
    humpback whales
    Eschrichtius, genus Eschrichtius
    type and sole genus of the Eschrichtiidae
    Physeter, genus Physeter
    type genus of the Physeteridae
    Kogia, genus Kogia
    pygmy sperm whales
    Hyperoodon, genus Hyperoodon
    bottle-nosed whales
    Delphinus, genus Delphinus
    type genus of the Delphinidae
    Tursiops, genus Tursiops
    a genus of Delphinidae
    Phocoena, genus Phocoena
    genus Grampus
    Orcinus, genus Orcinus
    killer whales
    Globicephala, genus Globicephala
    pilot whales
    Monodon, genus Monodon
    type genus of the Monodontidae
    Delphinapterus, genus Delphinapterus
    white whale
    Trichechus, genus Trichecus
    type and sole genus of the Trichechidae
    genus Dugong
    type genus of the Dugongidae comprising only the dugongs
    Hydrodamalis, genus Hydrodamalis
    a genus of the family Dugongidae comprising only Steller's sea cow
    Arctocephalus, genus Arctocephalus
    fur seals
    Callorhinus, genus Callorhinus
    fur seals
    Otaria, genus Otaria
    type genus of the Otariidae
    Zalophus, genus Zalophus
    sea lions
    Eumetopias, genus Eumetopias
    sea lions
    Phoca, genus Phoca
    type genus of the Phocidae: earless seals
    Pagophilus, genus Pagophilus
    harp seals
    Mirounga, genus Mirounga
    elephant seals
    Erignathus, genus Erignathus
    bearded seals
    Cystophora, genus Cystophora
    hooded seals
    Odobenus, genus Odobenus
    type genus of the Odobenidae: walruses
    Orycteropus, genus Orycteropus
    coextensive with the family Orycteropodidae
    Canis, genus Canis
    type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals
    Cuon, Cyon, genus Cuon, genus Cyon
    Asiatic wild dog
    Dusicyon, genus Dusicyon
    crab-eating dog
    Nyctereutes, genus Nyctereutes
    raccoon dogs
    Lycaeon, genus Lycaeon
    African hunting dog
    genus Hyaena
    type genus of the Hyaenidae
    Crocuta, genus Crocuta
    a genus of Hyaenidae
    Proteles, genus Proteles
    Vulpes, genus Vulpes
    Alopex, genus Alopex
    arctic foxes
    Urocyon, genus Urocyon
    grey foxes
    Felis, genus Felis
    type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats
    genus Lynx
    Panthera, genus Panthera
    lions; leopards; snow leopards; jaguars; tigers; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
    Acinonyx, genus Acinonyx
    Smiledon, genus Smiledon
    saber-toothed tigers
    Nimravus, genus Nimravus
    false sabertoothed tigers
    Ursus, genus Ursus
    type genus of Ursidae: brown bears; in some classifications genus Ursus includes all bears
    Euarctos, genus Euarctos
    American black bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
    Selenarctos, genus Selenarctos
    Asiatic black bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
    Thalarctos, genus Thalarctos
    polar bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
    Melursus, genus Melursus
    sloth bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
    Viverra, genus Viverra
    type genus of the family Viverridae
    Viverricula, genus Viverricula
    a genus of Viverridae
    Arctictis, genus Arctictis
    Fossa, genus Fossa
    monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets
    Genetta, genus Genetta
    Hemigalus, genus Hemigalus
    banded palm civets
    Herpestes, genus Herpestes
    Paradoxurus, genus Paradoxurus
    palm civets
    Suricata, genus Suricata
    Pteropus, genus Pteropus
    a genus of Megachiroptera
    Nyctimene, genus Nyctimene
    East Indian fruit bats
    Cynopterus, genus Cynopterus
    a genus of Megachiroptera
    genus Macrotus
    leafnose bats
    Phyllostomus, genus Phyllostomus
    type genus of the family Phyllostomatidae
    Choeronycteris, genus Choeronycteris
    a genus of Phyllostomatidae
    Hipposideros, genus Hipposideros
    horseshoe bats
    Rhinonicteris, genus Rhinonicteris
    orange horseshoe bats
    Megaderma, genus Megaderma
    type genus of the Megadermatidae
    Vespertilio, genus Vespertilio
    a genus of Vespertilionidae
    Lasiurus, genus Lasiurus
    a genus of Vespertilionidae
    Myotis, genus Myotis
    largest and most widely distributed genus of bats
    Eptesicus, genus Eptesicus
    a genus of Vespertilionidae
    Antrozous, genus Antrozous
    a genus of Vespertilionidae
    Pipistrellus, genus Pipistrellus
    nearly cosmopolitan genus of very small bats
    Euderma, genus Euderma
    a genus of Vespertilionidae
    Plecotus, genus Plecotus
    a genus of Vespertilionidae
    Tadarida, genus Tadarida
    freetail bats
    Eumops, genus Eumops
    mastiff bats
    Desmodus, genus Desmodus
    type genus of the Desmodontidae: vampire bats
    Diphylla, genus Diphylla
    vampire bats
    Adalia, genus Adalia
    genus of ladybugs
    Epilachna, genus Epilachna
    genus of ladybugs native to Mexico and Central America; both larvae and adults feed on plants
    Hippodamia, genus Hippodamia
    genus of ladybugs
    Rodolia, genus Rodolia, genus Vedalia
    genus of Australian ladybugs
    Brachinus, genus Brachinus
    bombardier beetles
    genus Calosoma
    genus of large predaceous ground beetles that feed on injurious caterpillars
    Monochamus, genus Monochamus
    sawyer beetles
    Leptinotarsa, genus Leptinotarsa
    Colorado potato beetles
    genus Scarabaeus
    type genus of the Scarabaeidae
    Popillia, genus Popillia
    a genus of Scarabaeidae
    Anomala, genus Anomala
    genus of beetles whose grubs feed mainly on roots of plants; includes several pests of cultivated grasses
    Melolontha, genus Melolontha
    a genus of Melolonthidae
    Macrodactylus, genus Macrodactylus
    a genus of Melolonthidae
    Cetonia, genus Cetonia
    a genus of Cetoniidae
    Pyrophorus, genus Pyrophorus
    tropical click beetles
    Anthonomus, genus Anthonomus
    weevils destructive of cultivated plants
    Scolytus, genus Scolytus
    type genus of the Scolytidae comprising numerous small bark beetles
    Dendroctonus, genus Dendroctonus
    genus of small bark beetles destructive especially to mature conifers
    Tribolium, genus Tribolium
    flour beetles
    Bruchus, genus Bruchus
    type genus of the Bruchidae
    Acanthoscelides, genus Acanthoscelides
    a genus of Bruchidae
    Sitophylus, genus Sitophylus
    a genus of Bruchidae
    Pediculus, genus Pediculus
    type genus of Pediculidae: true lice infecting humans
    Phthirius, Phthirus, genus Phthirius, genus Phthirus
    true lice: crab lice
    Menopon, genus Menopon
    chicken lice
    Pulex, genus Pulex
    type genus of the Pulicidae
    Ctenocephalides, genus Ctenocephalides
    an arthropod genus of fleas
    Tunga, genus Tunga
    a genus of Siphonaptera
    Echidnophaga, genus Echidnophaga
    a genus of Siphonaptera
    Mayetiola, genus Mayetiola
    a genus of Cecidomyidae
    Musca, genus Musca
    type genus of the Muscidae: houseflies
    genus Glossina
    type genus of the Glossinidae: tsetse flies
    Calliphora, genus Calliphora
    type genus of the Calliphoridae: blowflies
    Lucilia, genus Lucilia
    greenbottle flies
    Sarcophaga, genus Sarcophaga
    flesh flies
    Gasterophilus, genus Gasterophilus
    type genus of the Gasterophilidae: horse botflies
    Cuterebra, genus Cuterebra
    type genus of the Cuterebridae
    Dermatobia, genus Dermatobia
    larvae live under the skin of domestic mammals and humans
    Oestrus, genus Oestrus
    type genus of the Oestridae: sheep botflies
    Hypoderma, genus Hypoderma
    in some classifications considered the type genus of the family Hypodermatidae: warble flies
    Rhagoletis, genus Rhagoletis
    a genus of Trypetidae
    Ceratitis, genus Ceratitis
    Mediterranean fruit flies
    genus Drosophila
    a genus of Drosophilidae
    Philophylla, genus Philophylla
    leaf miners
    Hippobosca, genus Hippobosca
    type genus of the Hippoboscidae
    Melophagus, genus Melophagus
    an arthropod genus of wingless flies including the sheep ked
    Haematobia, genus Haematobia
    European genus of bloodsucking flies
    Aedes, genus Aedes
    yellow-fever mosquitos
    Anopheles, genus Anopheles
    malaria mosquitoes; distinguished by the adult's head-downward stance and absence of breathing tubes in the larvae
    Culex, genus Culex
    type genus of the Culicidae: widespread genus of mosquitoes distinguished by holding the body parallel to the resting surface
    Ceratopogon, genus Ceratopogon
    type genus of the Ceratopogonidae
    Chironomus, genus Chironomus
    type genus of the Chironomidae
    Phlebotomus, genus Phlebotomus
    small bloodsucking sand flies that resemble moths
    genus Sciara
    type genus of the Sciaridae: fungus gnat
    Simulium, genus Simulium
    type genus of the Simuliidae: blackflies
    Apis, genus Apis
    type genus of the Apidae: honeybees
    Xylocopa, genus Xylocopa
    carpenter bees
    Bombus, genus Bombus
    Psithyrus, genus Psithyrus
    a large bee that resembles the bumblebee but lacks pollen-collecting apparatus and a worker caste
    genus Andrena
    a solitary burrowing short-tongued bee
    genus Nomia, nomia
    a genus of bee; some are important pollinators of legumes
    Megachile, genus Megachile
    type genus of the Megachilidae: leaf-cutting bees
    Anthidium, genus Anthidium
    potter bees
    Vespa, genus Vespa
    type genus of the Vespidae: various hornets and yellow jackets
    Vespula, genus Vespula
    sometimes considered a subgenus of Vespa: social wasps
    Polistes, genus Polistes
    a genus of Vespidae
    Eumenes, genus Eumenes
    mason wasps
    Sceliphron, genus Sceliphron
    mud daubers
    Sphecius, genus Sphecius
    large solitary wasps: cicada killer
    Cynips, genus Cynips
    type genus of the Cynipidae: gall wasps
    Amphibolips, genus Amphibolips
    cynipid gall wasps, especially causing oak-apple galls
    Andricus, genus Andricus
    cynipid gall wasps, chiefly affecting oaks
    Chalcis, genus Chalcis
    type genus of the Chalcididae
    Fenusa, genus-Fenusa
    birch leaf miner
    Monomorium, genus Monomorium
    a genus of Formicidae
    Camponotus, genus Camponotus
    carpenter ants
    Solenopsis, genus Solenopsis
    fire ants
    Formica, genus Formica
    type genus of the Formicidae
    Myrmecia, genus Myrmecia
    bulldog ants
    Polyergus, genus Polyergus
    Amazon ants
    Termes, genus Termes
    type genus of the Termitidae
    Reticulitermes, genus Reticulitermes
    includes species highly destructive to structures and living trees
    Mastotermes, genus Mastotermes
    primitive genus of termites; mostly extinct; sometimes considered the most primitive Isoptera
    Kalotermes, genus Kalotermes
    type genus of Kalotermitidae; termites destructive of wood and living trees
    Cryptotermes, genus Cryptotermes
    genus of dry wood termites; cosmopolitan in distribution; sometimes considered a subgenus of Kalotermes
    Locusta, genus Locusta
    a genus of Acrididae
    Melanoplus, genus Melanoplus
    New World migratory locusts and common American grasshoppers
    Microcentrum, genus Microcentrum
    Anabrus, genus Anabrus
    a genus of Tettigoniidae
    Stenopelmatus, genus Stenopelmatus
    sand crickets
    Acheta, genus Acheta
    common house and field crickets
    Oecanthus, genus Oecanthus
    tree crickets
    genus Diapheromera
    a genus of Phasmidae
    Phyllium, genus Phyllium
    type genus of the Phyllidae
    Blatta, genus Blatta
    type genus of the Blattidae: cockroaches infesting buildings worldwide
    Periplaneta, genus Periplaneta
    cosmopolitan genus of large cockroaches
    Blattella, genus Blattella
    small cockroaches
    Blaberus, genus Blaberus
    giant cockroaches
    Cryptocercus, genus Cryptocercus
    genus Mantis
    type genus of the Mantidae: mantises
    Poecilocapsus, genus Poecilocapsus
    a genus of Miridae
    Lygus, genus Lygus
    plant-sucking bugs
    Blissus, genus Blissus
    chinch bugs
    Anasa, genus Anasa
    squash bugs
    Leptoglossus, genus Leptoglossus
    leaf-footed bugs
    Cimex, genus Cimex
    type genus of the Cimicidae: bedbugs
    Notonecta, genus Notonecta
    type genus of the Notonectidae: backswimmers
    Nepa, genus Nepa
    type genus of the Nepidae: typical elongate-oval water scorpions
    Ranatra, genus Ranatra
    elongate very slender water scorpions
    Corixa, genus Corixa
    type genus of the Corixidae: boat bugs
    Gerris, genus Gerris
    type genus of the Gerrididae
    Triatoma, genus Triatoma
    Arilus, genus Arilus
    a genus of Reduviidae
    Dysdercus, genus Dysdercus
    a genus of slender long-legged bugs that feed on the developing seeds of cotton and stain it
    Aleyrodes, genus Aleyrodes
    type genus of the Aleyrodidae
    Dialeurodes, genus Dialeurodes
    a genus of Aleyrodidae
    Trialeurodes, genus Trialeurodes
    a genus of Aleyrodidae
    Bemisia, genus Bemisia
    sweet-potato whitefly
    genus Coccus
    type genus of the Coccidae
    Aspidiotus, genus Aspidiotus
    a genus of Diaspididae
    Dactylopius, genus Dactylopius
    type genus of the Dactylopiidae
    Pseudococcus, genus Pseudococcus
    type genus of the Pseudococcidae
    Planococcus, genus Planococcus
    a genus of Pseudococcidae
    Aphis, genus Aphis
    type genus of the Aphididae: injurious to fruit trees and vegetables
    Eriosoma, genus Eriosoma
    woolly aphids
    Prociphilus, genus Prociphilus
    a genus of Aphididae
    Adelges, genus Adelges
    type genus of the Adelgidae: plant lice
    Pineus, genus Pineus
    a genus of Adelgidae
    Phylloxera, genus Phylloxera
    type genus of the Phylloxeridae: plant lice
    genus Cicada
    type genus of the Cicadidae: cicadas
    Tibicen, genus Tibicen
    harvest flies
    Magicicada, genus Magicicada
    seventeen-year locust
    Philaenus, genus Philaenus
    a genus of Cercopidae
    Aphrophora, genus Aphrophora
    a genus of Cercopidae
    Liposcelis, genus Liposcelis
    a genus of Psocidae
    Trogium, genus Trogium
    a genus of Psocidae
    Myrmeleon, genus Myrmeleon
    type genus of the Myrmeleontidae: antlions
    Corydalis, Corydalus, genus Corydalis, genus Corydalus
    type genus of the Corydalidae
    Sialis, genus Sialis
    type genus of the Sialidae
    Lepisma, genus Lepisma
    type genus of the Lepismatidae: silverfish
    Thermobia, genus Thermobia
    a genus of Lepismatidae
    Frankliniella, genus Frankliniella
    tobacco thrips
    genus Thrips
    type genus of the Thripidae
    Forficula, genus Forficula
    type genus of Forficulidae
    Nymphalis, genus Nymphalis
    type genus of the Nymphalidae: mourning cloak butterflies
    Vanessa, genus Vanessa
    painted beauty and red admiral
    Limenitis, genus Limenitis
    mainly dark northern butterflies with white wing bars
    Polygonia, genus Polygonia
    comma butterflies
    Spyeria, genus Spyeria
    Argynnis, genus Argynnis
    Apatura, genus Apatura
    large Old World butterflies
    Inachis, genus Inachis
    a genus of Nymphalidae
    Danaus, genus Danaus
    type genus of the Danaidae: monarch butterflies
    Pieris, genus Pieris
    type genus of the Pieridae
    Lycaena, genus Lycaena
    type genus of the Lycaenidae; small slender butterflies with upper surface of wings usually metallic blue or green or copper
    Strymon, genus Strymon
    large and widely distributed genus of hairstreak butterflies
    genus Tortrix
    type genus of the Tortricidae
    Homona, genus Homona
    tea tortrix
    Argyrotaenia, genus Argyrotaenia
    orange tortrix
    Carpocapsa, genus Carpocapsa
    codling moths
    Lymantria, genus Lymantria
    type genus of the Lymantriidae; a pest (Lymantria means `destroyer')
    Euproctis, genus Euproctis
    a genus of Lymantriidae
    Paleacrita, genus Paleacrita
    geometrid moths
    Alsophila, genus Alsophila
    geometrid moths
    Pyralis, genus Pyralis
    type genus of the Pyralidae
    Galleria, genus Galleria
    a genus of Pyralidae
    Pyrausta, genus Pyrausta
    moths whose larvae are corn borers
    Anagasta, genus Anagasta
    moth whose larvae are flour moths
    Ephestia, genus Ephestia
    small moths whose larvae spin silken tunnels and feed on stored food products
    Cadra, genus Cadra
    a genus of Pyralidae
    Tinea, genus Tinea
    type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths
    Tineola, genus Tineola
    webbing clothes moths
    Trichophaga, genus Trichophaga
    carpet moths
    Gelechia, genus Gelechia
    type genus of the Gelechiidae: pink bollworms
    Sitotroga, genus Sitotroga
    grain moths
    Phthorimaea, genus Phthorimaea
    potato moths
    Noctua, genus Noctua
    type genus of the Noctuidae: moths whose larvae are cutworms
    Catacala, genus Catacala
    moths whose larvae are cutworms: underwings
    Cerapteryx, genus Cerapteryx
    antler moths
    Heliothis, genus Heliothis
    a genus of Noctuidae
    Chorizagrotis, genus Chorizagrotis
    moths whose larvae are army cutworms
    Pseudaletia, genus Pseudaletia
    moths whose larvae are armyworms
    Spodoptera, genus Spodoptera
    moths whose larvae are armyworms
    Manduca, genus Manduca
    moths whose larvae are tobacco hornworms or tomato hornworms
    Acherontia, genus Acherontia
    death's-head moth
    Bombyx, genus Bombyx
    type genus of the Bombycidae: Chinese silkworm moth
    Saturnia, genus Saturnia
    type genus of the Saturniidae: emperor moth
    Eacles, genus Eacles
    imperial moths
    Actias, genus Actias
    luna moths
    Hyalophora, genus Hyalophora
    American silkworm moth
    Samia, genus Samia
    silkworm moths
    Automeris, genus Automeris
    io moth
    Antheraea, genus Antheraea
    large moths whose larvae produce silk of high quality
    Atticus, genus Atticus
    atlas moth
    Callimorpha, genus Callimorpha
    cinnabar moths
    Lasiocampa, genus Lasiocampa
    type genus of the Lasiocampidae: eggars
    Malacosoma, genus Malacosoma
    tent caterpillars
    Hyphantria, genus Hyphantria
    fall webworms
    Loxostege, genus Loxostege
    garden webworms
    Euryale, genus Euryale
    basket stars
    Astrophyton, genus Astrophyton
    includes many of the basket stars
    Gorgonocephalus, genus Gorgonocephalus
    basket stars
    Ptilocrinus, genus Ptilocrinus
    sea lilies
    Antedon, genus Antedon
    a genus of echinoderms of the family Antedonidae
    Holothuria, genus Holothuria
    type genus of the Holothuridae
    Oryctolagus, genus Oryctolagus
    Old World rabbits
    Sylvilagus, genus Sylvilagus
    North American rabbits
    Lepus, genus Lepus
    type genus of the Leporidae: hares
    Ochotona, genus Ochotona
    type genus of the Ochotonidae
    Mus, genus Mus
    type genus of the Muridae: common house mice; the tips of the upper incisors have a square notch
    Micromyx, genus Micromyx
    Old World harvest mice
    Apodemus, genus Apodemus
    Old World field mice
    Rattus, genus Rattus
    common house rats; upper incisors have a beveled edge
    Nesokia, genus Nesokia
    bandicoot rats
    Conilurus, genus Conilurus
    jerboa rats
    Notomys, genus Notomys
    jerboa rats
    Hydromys, genus Hydromys
    water rats
    Reithrodontomys, genus Reithrodontomys
    New World harvest mice
    Peromyscus, genus Peromyscus
    New World wood mice
    Baiomys, genus Baiomys
    pygmy mice
    Onychomys, genus Onychomys
    grasshopper mice
    Ondatra, genus Ondatra
    Neofiber, genus Neofiber
    round-tailed muskrat
    Sigmodon, genus Sigmodon
    American cotton rats
    Neotoma, genus Neotoma
    Oryzomys, genus Oryzomys
    rice rats
    Pitymys, genus Pitymys
    pine mice
    Microtus, genus Microtus
    voles of the northern hemisphere
    Arvicola, genus Arvicola
    in some classifications considered synonymous with Microtus
    Clethrionomys, genus Clethrionomys
    a genus of Cricetidae
    genus Phenacomys
    North American voles
    Cricetus, genus Cricetus
    type genus of the Cricetidae: Old World hamsters
    Mesocricetus, genus Mesocricetus
    golden hamsters
    Gerbillus, genus Gerbillus
    type genus of the Gerbillinae: typical gerbils
    Meriones, genus Meriones
    a genus of Cricetidae
    Lemmus, genus lemmus
    Myopus, genus Myopus
    a genus of Cricetidae
    Dicrostonyx, genus Dicrostonyx
    pied lemmings
    Synaptomys, genus Synaptomys
    bog lemmings
    Atherurus, genus Atherurus
    a genus of Hystricidae
    Trichys, genus Trichys
    a genus of Hystricidae
    Erethizon, genus Erethizon
    a genus of Erethizontidae
    Perognathus, genus Perognathus
    pocket mice
    Liomys, genus Liomys
    pocket mice
    Dipodomys, genus Dipodomys
    kangaroo rats
    Microdipodops, genus Microdipodops
    kangaroo mice
    Zapus, genus Zapus
    type genus of the Zapodidae
    Dipus, genus Dipus
    type genus of the Dipodidae; typical jerboas having three toes on each hind foot
    Jaculus, genus Jaculus
    Glis, genus Glis
    type genus of the Gliridae
    Muscardinus, genus Muscardinus
    a genus of Gliridae
    Eliomys, genus Eliomys
    Geomys, genus Geomys
    type genus of the Geomyidae
    Thomomys, genus Thomomys
    western pocket gophers
    Sciurus, genus Sciurus
    type genus of the Sciuridae; typical moderate-sized arboreal squirrels
    Tamiasciurus, genus Tamiasciurus
    American red squirrels
    Citellus, Spermophilus, genus Citellus, genus Spermophilus
    typical ground squirrels
    Cynomys, genus Cynomys
    prairie dogs
    Tamias, genus Tamias
    chipmunks of eastern North America
    Eutamias, genus Eutamias
    chipmunks of western America and Asia
    Glaucomys, genus Glaucomys
    New World flying squirrels
    Marmota, genus Marmota
    Petaurista, genus Petaurista
    very large Asiatic flying squirrels
    Castor, genus Castor
    type genus of the Castoridae: beavers
    Castoroides, genus Castoroides
    extinct beavers of the Pleistocene; of eastern and southern United States
    Aplodontia, genus Aplodontia
    type genus of the Aplodontiidae: comprising the mountain beavers
    Cavia, genus Cavia
    type genus of the Caviidae: guinea pigs
    Dolichotis, genus Dolichotis
    Hydrochoerus, genus Hydrochoerus
    a genus of Hydrochoeridae
    Dasyprocta, genus Dasyprocta
    type genus of the Dasyproctidae: agoutis
    Cuniculus, genus Cuniculus
    Stictomys, genus Stictomys
    mountain pacas
    Myocastor, genus Myocastor
    a genus of Capromyidae
    genus Chinchilla
    type genus of the Chinchillidae
    Lagidium, genus Lagidium
    a genus of Chinchillidae
    Lagostomus, genus Lagostomus
    Abrocoma, genus Abrocoma
    Spalax, genus Spalax
    type genus of the Spalacidae
    Bathyergus, genus Bathyergus
    mole rats
    Heterocephalus, genus Heterocephalus
    sand rats
    Uintatherium, genus Uintatherium
    type genus of the Uintatheriidae; extinct large herbivorous ungulates somewhat resembling elephants; from the Eocene in Wyoming
    Procavia, genus Procavia
    type genus of the Procaviidae
    Equus, genus Equus
    type genus of the Equidae: only surviving genus of the family Equidae
    Hyracotherium, genus Hyracotherium
    extinct horse genus; formerly called eohippus
    genus Mesohippus
    a genus of Equidae
    genus Protohippus
    a genus of Equidae
    genus Rhinoceros
    type genus of the Rhinocerotidae
    Ceratotherium, genus Ceratotherium
    African genus
    Diceros, genus Diceros
    most common species in Africa
    Tapirus, genus Tapirus
    type genus of the Tapiridae
    Sus, genus Sus
    type genus of the Suidae
    Babyrousa, genus Babyrousa
    a genus of Suidae
    Phacochoerus, genus Phacochoerus
    Tayassu, genus Pecari, genus Tayassu
    type genus of the Tayassuidae
    genus Hippopotamus
    type genus of the Hippopotamidae
    Bos, genus Bos
    wild and domestic cattle; in some classifications placed in the subfamily Bovinae or tribe Bovini
    Bubalus, genus Bubalus, tribe Bubalus
    in some classification systems included in genus Bos; water buffaloes
    genus Anoa
    a genus of mammals of the family Bovidae
    Synercus, genus Synercus, tribe synercus
    Cape buffalo
    Bibos, genus Bibos
    wild ox
    genus Bison
    sometimes considered a subgenus of genus Bos: American buffalo
    Ovibos, genus Ovibos
    consisting of the musk-ox
    Ovis, genus Ovis
    Ammotragus, genus Ammotragus
    genus of wild sheep
    Capra, genus Capra
    Oreamnos, genus Oreamnos
    mountain goats
    Naemorhedus, genus Naemorhedus
    Capricornis, genus Capricornis
    Rupicapra, genus Rupicapra
    Budorcas, genus Budorcas
    gnu goats
    Antilope, genus Antilope
    Litocranius, genus Litocranius
    antelopes of eastern Africa: gerenuks
    genus Addax
    genus of antelopes of northern African deserts
    Connochaetes, genus Connochaetes
    African antelopes: gnus
    Madoqua, genus Madoqua
    genus comprising some small antelopes of eastern and northeastern Africa
    Alcelaphus, genus Alcelaphus
    African antelopes: hartebeests
    Damaliscus, genus Damaliscus
    African antelopes: sassabies
    Aepyceros, genus Aepyceros
    African antelopes: impalas
    Gazella, genus Gazella
    typical gazelles
    Antidorcas, genus Antidorcas
    Strepsiceros, Tragelaphus, genus Strepsiceros, genus Tragelaphus
    African antelopes: kudus; bongos; nyalas; bushbucks
    Boselaphus, genus Boselaphus
    Indian antelopes: nilgais
    Hippotragus, genus Hippotragus
    sable antelopes
    genus Saiga
    Eurasian antelopes: saigas
    Raphicerus, genus Raphicerus
    African antelopes: steenboks
    Taurotragus, genus Taurotragus
    African antelopes: elands
    Kobus, genus Kobus
    African antelopes: waterbucks
    Adenota, genus Adenota
    African antelopes: puku
    genus Oryx
    African antelopes: oryxes
    Pseudoryx, genus Pseudoryx
    species of large cow-like mammals of Vietnam discovered by scientists in 1992
    Antilocapra, genus Antilocapra
    type and sole genus of the Antilocapridae comprising one species
    Cervus, genus Cervus
    the type genus of the Cervidae
    Odocoileus, genus Odocoileus
    North American deer
    Alces, genus Alces
    elk or moose
    Dama, genus Dama
    fallow deer
    Capreolus, genus Capreolus
    roe deer
    Rangifer, genus Rangifer
    reindeer or caribou
    Mazama, genus Mazama
    Muntiacus, genus Muntiacus
    Moschus, genus Moschus
    musk deer
    Elaphurus, genus Elaphurus
    a genus of Cervidae
    Tragulus, genus Tragulus
    type genus of the Tragulidae
    Hyemoschus, genus Hyemoschus
    water chevrotains
    Camelus, genus Camelus
    type genus of the Camelidae: camels
    Lama, genus Lama
    Vicugna, genus Vicugna
    a genus of Camelidae
    Giraffa, genus Giraffa
    type genus of the Giraffidae
    Okapia, genus Okapia
    Mustela, genus Mustela
    type genus of the family Mustelidae: minks and weasels
    Poecilogale, genus Poecilogale
    Ictonyx, genus Ictonyx
    a genus of Mustelidae
    Lutra, genus Lutra
    in some classifications considered a genus of the subfamily Lutrinae
    Enhydra, genus Enhydra
    sea otters
    Mephitis, genus Mephitis
    in some classifications: type genus of the subfamily Mephitinae
    Conepatus, genus Conepatus
    a genus of Mustelidae
    Spilogale, genus Spilogale
    a genus of Mustelidae
    Taxidea, genus Taxidea
    in some classifications considered a genus of subfamily Melinae
    Meles, genus Meles
    in some classifications: type genus of the subfamily Melinae
    Mellivora, genus Mellivora
    Melogale, genus Melogale
    a genus of Mustelidae
    Arctonyx, genus Arctonyx
    a genus of Mustelidae
    Gulo, genus Gulo
    a genus of Mustelidae
    genus Grison
    a genus of Mustelidae
    genus Galictis
    alternative name for the genus Grison
    Martes, genus Martes
    Charronia, genus Charronia
    a genus of Mustelidae
    Eira, genus Eira
    a genus of Mustelidae
    Dasypus, genus Dasypus
    type genus of the Dasypodidae
    Tolypeutes, genus Tolypeutes
    a genus of Dasypodidae
    genus Cabassous
    solely the tatouay
    Euphractus, genus Euphractus
    a genus of Dasypodidae
    Priodontes, genus Priodontes
    solely the giant armadillo
    Chlamyphorus, genus Chlamyphorus
    Burmeisteria, genus Burmeisteria
    a genus of Dasypodidae
    Bradypus, genus Bradypus
    type genus of the Bradypodidae: three-toed sloths
    Choloepus, genus Choloepus
    a genus of Megalonychidae consisting of the two-toed sloth
    Megatherium, genus Megatherium
    type genus of the Megatheriidae
    genus Mylodon
    type genus of the Mylodontidae; sometimes included in family Megatheriidae
    Myrmecophaga, genus Myrmecophaga
    type genus of the Myrmecophagidae; South American ant bear
    Cyclopes, genus Cyclopes
    only the silky anteater
    genus Tamandua
    lesser anteater
    Manis, genus Manis
    type genus of the Manidae
    genus Homo
    type genus of the family Hominidae
    Australopithecus, genus Australopithecus
    extinct genus of African hominid
    Plesianthropus, genus Plesianthropus
    former name for the genus Australopithecus
    genus Sivapithecus
    extinct primates; lower Pliocene
    Dryopithecus, genus Dryopithecus
    genus of Old World hominoids; Miocene and Pliocene
    Ouranopithecus, genus Ouranopithecus
    a genus of Hominidae
    Lufengpithecus, genus Lufengpithecus
    a genus of Hominidae
    genus Proconsul
    genus of extinct primitive African primates of the Miocene epoch; sometimes considered a subgenus of Dryopithecus
    Kenyapithecus, genus Kenyapithecus
    extinct primate having powerful chewing muscles along with large molars and small incisors; fossils found in Kenya
    genus Aegyptopithecus
    a genus of Hominoidea
    Algeripithecus, genus Algeripithecus
    an extinct genus of Hominoidea
    Pongo, genus Pongo
    type genus of the family Pongidae: orangutans
    genus Gorilla
    Pan, genus Pan
    chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids
    Hylobates, genus Hylobates
    Symphalangus, genus Symphalangus
    used in some classifications for the siamangs
    Cercopithecus, genus Cercopithecus
    type genus of the Cercopithecidae: guenons
    Cercocebus, genus Cercocebus
    Erythrocebus, genus Erythrocebus
    Papio, genus Papio
    Mandrillus, genus Mandrillus
    Macaca, genus Macaca
    macaques; rhesus monkeys
    Presbytes, genus Presbytes, mammal Semnopithecus
    genus Colobus
    a genus of Cercopithecidae
    Nasalis, genus Nasalis
    proboscis monkeys
    Callithrix, genus Callithrix
    type genus of the Callithricidae: true marmosets
    Cebuella, genus Cebuella
    pygmy marmosets
    Leontocebus, genus Leontideus, genus Leontocebus
    Cebus, genus Cebus
    type genus of the Cebidae
    Aotus, genus Aotus
    Alouatta, genus Alouatta
    howler monkeys
    Pithecia, genus Pithecia
    Cacajao, genus Cacajao
    Callicebus, genus Callicebus
    Ateles, genus Ateles
    spider monkeys
    Saimiri, genus Saimiri
    squirrel monkeys
    Lagothrix, genus Lagothrix
    woolly monkeys
    Tupaia, genus Tupaia
    the type genus of the Tupaia: chief genus of tree shrews
    Ptilocercus, genus Ptilocercus
    genus Lemur
    type genus of the Lemuridae
    Daubentonia, genus Daubentonia
    type genus; coextensive with the family Daubentoniidae
    genus Loris
    type genus of the Lorisidae
    Nycticebus, genus Nycticebus
    a genus of Lorisidae
    Perodicticus, genus Perodicticus
    a genus of Lorisidae
    Arctocebus, genus Arctocebus
    a genus of Lorisidae
    genus Galago
    bush babies
    genus Indri
    type genus of the Indriidae
    Avahi, genus Avahi
    a genus of Indriidae
    Tarsius, genus Tarsius
    type and sole genus of the family Tarsiidae
    Cynocephalus, genus Cynocephalus
    type genus of the family Cynocephalidae
    Elephas, genus Elephas
    type genus of the family Elephantidae
    Loxodonta, genus Loxodonta
    a genus of Elephantidae
    Mammuthus, genus Mammuthus
    extinct genus: mammoths
    Archidiskidon, genus Archidiskidon
    a genus of Elephantidae
    Mammut, genus Mammut, genus Mastodon
    extinct type genus of the Mammutidae: mastodons
    Gomphotherium, genus Gomphotherium
    type genus of the Gomphotheriidae
    Procyon, genus Procyon
    the type genus of the family Procyonidae: raccoons
    Bassariscus, genus Bassariscus
    Potos, genus Potos
    a genus of Procyonidae
    Nasua, genus Nasua
    Ailurus, genus Ailurus
    lesser pandas
    Ailuropoda, genus Ailuropoda
    only the giant panda: in some classifications considered a genus of the separate family Ailuropodidae
    Latimeria, genus Latimeria
    type genus of the Latimeridae: coelacanth
    genus Ceratodus
    type genus of the Ceratodontidae: extinct genus of lungfishes
    Neoceratodus, genus Neoceratodus
    extant Australian lungfishes
    Silurus, genus Silurus
    type genus of the Siluridae: catfishes
    Malopterurus, genus Malopterurus
    electric catfish
    Ameiurus, genus Ameiurus
    type genus of the Ameiuridae: bullhead catfishes
    Ictalurus, genus Ictalurus
    channel catfishes
    Pylodictus, genus Pylodictus
    flathead catfishes
    Arius, genus Arius
    type genus of the Ariidae: sea catfishes
    Gadus, genus Gadus
    type genus of the Gadidae: the typical codfishes
    Merlangus, genus Merlangus
    Lota, genus Lota
    Melanogrammus, genus Melanogrammus
    Pollachius, genus Pollachius
    Merluccius, genus Merluccius
    Urophycis, genus Urophycis
    Molva, genus Molva
    Brosmius, genus Browmius
    Anguilla, genus Anguilla
    type genus of the Anguillidae: eels
    Gonorhynchus, genus Gonorhynchus
    slender cylindrical marine fishes lacking air bladders and teeth
    Alosa, genus Alosa
    Pomolobus, genus Pomolobus
    genus to which the alewife is sometimes assigned
    Brevoortia, genus Brevoortia
    Clupea, genus Clupea
    type genus of the Clupeidae: typical herrings
    Sardina, genus Sardina, genus Sardinia
    Sardinops, genus Sardinops
    Engraulis, genus Engraulis
    type genus of the family Engraulidae
    Salmo, genus Salmo
    type genus of the Salmonidae: salmon and trout
    Oncorhynchus, genus Oncorhynchus
    Pacific salmon including sockeye salmon; chinook salmon; chum salmon; coho salmon
    Salvelinus, genus Salvelinus
    brook trout
    Coregonus, genus Coregonus
    type genus of the Coregonidae: whitefishes
    Prosopium, genus Prosopium
    Osmerus, genus Osmerus
    type genus of the Osmeridae
    Mallotus, genus Mallotus
    genus Tarpon
    Elops, genus Elops
    type genus of the Elopidae: tenpounder
    Albula, genus Albula
    type and sole genus of the family Albulidae
    Argentina, genus Argentina
    type genus of the Argentinidae: argentines
    Alepisaurus, genus Alepisaurus
    slender scaleless predaceous tropical deep-sea fishes
    Scleropages, genus Scleropages
    a genus of large freshwater fishes of Australia and Borneo
    Lampris, genus Lampris
    type genus of the Lampridae
    Trachipterus, genus Trachipterus
    type genus of the Trachipteridae
    Reglaecus, genus Regalecus
    type genus of the Regalecidae
    Lophius, genus Lophius
    type genus of family Lophiidae
    Scomberesox, Scombresox, genus Scomberesox, genus Scombresox
    a genus of Scomberesocidae
    Ophiodon, genus Ophiodon
    a genus of Ophiodontidae
    Anabas, genus Anabas
    the type genus of the family Anabantidae; small fish that resemble perch
    Perca, genus Perca
    type genus of the Percidae
    Stizostedion, genus Stizostedion
    Percina, genus Percina
    a genus of Percidae
    Centropomus, genus Centropomus
    type genus of the Centropomidae: snooks
    Lates, genus Lates
    a genus of large percoid fishes of fresh and brackish water
    Esox, genus Esox
    type and only genus of the family Esocidae
    Pomoxis, genus Pomoxis
    Lepomis, genus Lepomis
    Ambloplites, genus Ambloplites
    a genus of Centrarchidae
    Micropterus, genus Micropterus
    American freshwater black basses
    Morone, genus Morone
    carnivorous fresh and salt water fishes
    Synagrops, genus Synagrops
    a genus of Serranidae
    Centropristis, genus Centropristis
    sea basses
    Roccus, genus Roccus
    a genus of Serranidae
    Polyprion, genus Polyprion
    Serranus, genus Serranus
    type genus of the Serranidae: mostly small Pacific sea basses
    Epinephelus, genus Epinephelus
    genus of groupers or sea bass
    Paranthias, genus Paranthias
    a genus of Serranidae
    Mycteroperca, genus Mycteroperca
    Rypticus, genus Rypticus
    a genus of fish of the family Serranidae, including soapfishes
    Hipsurus, genus Hipsurus
    a genus of Embiotocidae
    Priacanthus, genus Priacanthus
    type genus of the Priacanthidae
    Apogon, genus Apogon
    type genus of the Apogonidae
    Astropogon, genus Astropogon
    a genus of fish of the family Apogonidae
    Lopholatilus, genus Lopholatilus
    large brightly colored food fish of deep Atlantic waters
    Pomatomus, genus Pomatomus
    type genus of the Pomatomidae
    Rachycentron, genus Rachycentron
    genus and family are coextensive and comprise only the cobia
    Echeneis, genus Echeneis
    type genus of the Echeneididae: typical remoras
    Remilegia, genus Remilegia
    a genus of Echeneididae
    Caranx, genus Caranx
    type genus of the Carangidae
    Elagatis, genus Elagatis
    a genus of Carangidae
    Oligoplites, genus Oligoplites
    Alectis, genus Alectis
    a genus of Carangidae
    Selene, genus Selene
    a genus of Carangidae
    Seriola, genus Seriola
    a genus of Carangidae
    Trachinotus, genus Trachinotus
    a genus of Carangidae
    Naucrates, genus Naucrates
    a genus of Carangidae
    Trachurus, genus Trachurus
    the scads (particularly horse mackerels)
    Selar, genus Selar
    big-eyed scad
    Decapterus, genus Decapterus
    scads especially mackerel scad; cosmopolitan in distribution
    Brama, genus Brama
    type genus of the Bramidae
    Hemigrammus, genus Hemigrammus
    Paracheirodon, genus Paracheirodon
    a genus of Characidae
    Serrasalmus, genus Serrasalmus
    Tilapia, genus Tilapia
    a genus of Cichlidae
    Lutjanus, genus Lutjanus
    type genus of the Lutjanidae: snappers
    Ocyurus, genus Ocyurus
    Haemulon, genus Haemulon
    type genus of the Haemulidae
    Anisotremus, genus Anisotremus
    a genus of Haemulidae
    Orthopristis, genus Orthopristis
    a genus of Haemulidae
    Pagrus, genus Pagrus
    a genus of Sparidae
    Pagellus, genus Pagellus
    sea breams
    Archosargus, genus Archosargus
    a genus of Sparidae
    Lagodon, genus Lagodon
    a genus of Sparidae
    Calamus, genus Calamus
    a genus of Sparidae
    Chrysophrys, genus Chrysophrys
    Australian snapper
    Stenotomus, genus Stenotomus
    Equetus, genus Equetus
    Bairdiella, genus Bairdiella
    Sciaenops, genus Sciaenops
    a genus of Sciaenidae
    Sciaena, genus Sciaena
    type genus of the Sciaenidae: croakers
    Micropogonias, genus Micropogonias
    Umbrina, genus Umbrina
    Menticirrhus, genus Menticirrhus
    kingfishes; whiting
    Genyonemus, genus Genyonemus
    a genus of Sciaenidae
    Seriphus, genus Seriphus
    a genus of Sciaenidae
    Cynoscion, genus Cynoscion
    sea trout
    Mullus, genus Mullus
    type genus of the Mullidae: goatfishes
    Mulloidichthys, genus Mulloidichthys
    a genus of Mullidae
    Mugil, genus Mugil
    type genus of the Mugilidae: mullets
    Atherinopsis, genus Atherinopsis
    a genus of Atherinidae
    Sphyraena, genus Sphyraena
    type and sole genus of the Sphyraenidae: barracuda
    Kyphosus, genus Kyphosus
    type genus of the Kyphosidae
    Chaetodipterus, genus Chaetodipterus
    a genus of Ephippidae
    genus Chaetodon
    type genus of the Chaetodontidae
    Pomacanthus, genus Pomacanthus
    Pomacentrus, genus Pomacentrus
    type genus of the Pomacentridae: damselfishes
    Amphiprion, genus Amphiprion
    damsel fishes
    Abudefduf, genus Abudefduf
    damsel fishes
    Achoerodus, genus Achoerodus
    a genus of Labridae
    Lachnolaimus, genus Lachnolaimus
    a genus of Labridae
    Halicoeres, genus Halicoeres
    a genus of Labridae
    Thalassoma, genus Thalassoma
    a genus of Labridae
    Hemipteronatus, genus Hemipteronatus
    razor fish
    Tautoga, genus Tautoga
    Tautogolabrus, genus Tautogolabrus
    a genus of Labridae
    Polydactylus, genus Polydactylus
    a genus of Polynemidae
    Blennius, genus Blennius
    type genus of the Blenniidae
    Scartella, genus Scartella
    a genus of Blenniidae
    Chaenopsis, genus Chaenopsis
    a genus of fish of the family Clinidae including pikeblennies
    Pholis, genus Pholis
    type genus of the Pholidae: gunnels
    Lumpenus, genus Lumpenus
    a genus of Stichaeidae
    Cryptacanthodes, genus Cryptacanthodes
    a genus of Stichaeidae
    Anarhichas, genus Anarhichas
    type genus of the Anarhichadidae
    Zoarces, genus Zoarces
    type genus of the Zoarcidae
    Gymnelis, genus Gymnelis
    a genus of Zoarcidae
    Macrozoarces, genus Macrozoarces
    a genus of Zoarcidae
    Ammodytes, genus Ammodytes
    type genus of the Ammodytidae
    Periophthalmus, genus Periophthalmus
    a genus of Gobiidae
    Toxotes, genus Toxotes
    type genus of the Toxotidae
    Acanthurus, genus Acanthurus
    type genus of the Acanthuridae: doctorfishes
    Gempylus, genus Gempylus
    type genus of the Gempylidae
    Lepidocybium, genus Lepidocybium
    a genus of Gempylidae
    Scomber, genus Scomber
    type genus of the Scombridae
    Acanthocybium, genus Acanthocybium
    Scomberomorus, genus Scomberomorus
    Spanish mackerels
    Thunnus, genus Thunnus
    tunas: warm-blooded fishes
    Sarda, genus Sarda
    Euthynnus, genus Euthynnus
    a genus of Scombridae
    Katsuwonus, genus Katsuwonus
    oceanic bonitos; in some classifications placed in its own family Katsuwonidae
    Xiphias, genus Xiphias
    type genus of the Xiphiidae
    Istiophorus, genus Istiophorus
    type genus of the Istiophoridae
    Makaira, genus Makaira
    Tetrapturus, genus Tetrapturus
    a genus of Istiophoridae
    Luvarus, genus Luvarus
    type genus of the Luvaridae
    Poronotus, genus Poronotus
    a genus of Stromateidae
    genus Palometa
    a genus of Stromateidae
    Paprilus, genus Paprilus
    a genus of Stromateidae
    Psenes, genus Psenes
    a genus of Stromateidae
    Ariomma, genus Ariomma
    a genus of Stromateidae
    Tetragonurus, genus Tetragonurus
    a genus of Stromateidae
    Hyperoglyphe, genus Hyperoglyphe
    a genus of Stromateidae
    Gobiesox, genus Gobiesox
    type genus of the Gobiesocidae
    Lobotes, genus Lobotes
    type genus of the Lobotidae
    Gerres, genus Gerres
    type genus of the Gerreidae
    Eucinostomus, genus Eucinostomus
    a genus of Gerreidae
    Sillago, genus Sillago
    type genus of the Sillaginidae
    Amia, genus Amia
    type genus of the Amiidae
    Polyodon, genus Polyodon
    type genus of the Polyodontidae
    Psephurus, genus Psephurus
    a genus of Polyodontidae
    Acipenser, genus Acipenser
    type genus of the Acipenseridae: sturgeons
    Lepisosteus, genus Lepisosteus
    type genus of the Lepisosteidae: freshwater gars
    Scorpaena, genus Scorpaena
    type genus of the Scorpaenidae: scorpionfishes
    Pterois, genus Pterois
    Synanceja, genus Synanceja
    Sebastodes, genus Sebastodes
    Cottus, genus Cottus
    type genus of the Cottidae: sculpins
    Hemitripterus, genus Hemitripterus
    sea ravens
    Myxocephalus, genus Myxocephalus
    Cyclopterus, genus Cyclopterus
    type genus of the Cyclopteridae: lumpfishes
    Liparis, genus Liparis
    type genus of the Liparididae: snailfishes
    Agonus, genus Agonus
    type genus of the Agonidae
    Aspidophoroides, genus Aspidophoroides
    Hexagrammos, genus Hexagrammos
    type genus of the Hexagrammidae
    Oxylebius, genus Oxylebius
    a genus of Hexagrammidae
    Triga, genus Triga
    type genus of the Triglidae
    Prionotus, genus Prionotus
    a genus of Triglidae
    Peristedion, genus Peristedion
    in some classifications the type genus of the subfamily Peristediinae: armored sea robins
    Dactylopterus, genus Dactylopterus
    a genus of Dactylopteridae
    Balistes, genus Balistes
    type genus of the Balistidae
    Monocanthus, genus Monocanthus
    type genus of the Monocanthidae
    Lactophrys, genus Lactophrys
    a genus of Ostraciidae
    Diodon, genus Diodon
    type genus of the Diodontidae
    Chilomycterus, genus Chilomycterus
    genus Mola
    type genus of the Molidae
    Pleuronectes, genus Pleuronectes
    type genus of the Pleuronectidae
    Platichthys, genus Platichthys
    a genus of Pleuronectidae
    Limanda, genus Limanda
    a genus of Pleuronectidae; righteye flounders having a humped nose and small scales; the underside is often brightly colored
    Pseudopleuronectes, genus Pseudopleuronectes
    a genus of Pleuronectidae
    Microstomus, genus Microstomus
    a genus of Pleuronectidae
    Hippoglossoides, genus Hippoglossoides
    a genus of Pleuronectidae
    Hippoglossus, genus Hippoglossus
    Paralichthys, genus Paralichthys
    a genus of Bothidae
    Etropus, genus Etropus
    a genus of Bothidae
    Citharichthys, genus Citharichthys
    a genus of Bothidae
    Scophthalmus, genus Scophthalmus
    a genus of Bothidae
    Psetta, genus Psetta
    a genus of Bothidae
    Solea, genus Solea
    type genus of the Soleidae
    Parophrys, genus Parophrys
    a genus of Soleidae
    Psettichthys, genus Psettichthys
    a genus of Soleidae
    Trinectes, genus Trinectes
    a genus of Soleidae
    Anthoceros, genus Anthoceros
    Andreaea, genus Andreaea
    brown or blackish Alpine mosses having a dehiscent capsule with 4 longitudinal slits
    Dicranum, genus Dicranum
    type genus of Dicranaceae
    Bryum, genus Bryum
    type genus of the Bryaceae: mosses distinguished by mostly erect and tufted gametophytes and symmetrical short-necked capsules
    Mnium, genus Mnium
    mosses similar to those of genus Bryum but larger
    genus Sphagnum
    a large genus constituting the order Sphagnales: atypical mosses of temperate bogs with leaves that can hold much water
    Marchantia, genus Marchantia
    type genus of Marchantiaceae; liverworts that reproduce asexually by gemmae and have stalked antheridiophores
    Sphaerocarpos, Sphaerocarpus, genus Sphaerocarpos, genus Sphaerocarpus
    type genus of Sphaerocarpaceae; liverworts with small many-lobed usually orbicular thallus
    genus Pecopteris
    genus of Carboniferous fossil ferns
    liliid monocot genus
    genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
    magnoliid dicot genus
    genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
    hamamelid dicot genus
    genus of mostly woody relatively primitive dicotyledonous flowering plants with flowers often unisexual and often borne in catkins
    caryophylloid dicot genus
    genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
    dilleniid dicot genus
    genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
    asterid dicot genus
    genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
    rosid dicot genus
    a genus of dicotyledonous plants
    genus Gnetum
    type genus of the Gnetaceae; small trees or shrubs usually with climbing jointed stems and terminal spikes of flowers with orange-red seeds clustered in rough cones
    Catha, genus Catha
    a genus of African evergreen shrubs characterized by thick leaves and white flowers
    genus Ephedra
    type and sole genus of Ephedraceae: tropical and subtropical evergreen shrubby or creeping plants native to dry and inhospitable regions
    genus Welwitchia, genus Welwitschia
    type and sole genus of Welwitschiaceae
    Cycas, genus Cycas
    type genus of Cycadaceae: genus of widely distributed Old World evergreen tropical trees having pinnate leaves and columnar stems covered with persistent bases of old leaves
    genus Zamia
    genus of small evergreen tropical and subtropical American cycads
    genus Ceratozamia
    small genus of Mexican cycads; sometimes classified in family Cycadaceae
    genus Dioon
    small genus of arborescent cycads of Mexico and Central America; sometimes classified in family Cycadaceae
    genus Encephalartos
    genus of arborescent African cycads; sometimes classified in family Cycadaceae
    genus Macrozamia
    genus of large evergreen Australian cycads; sometimes classified in family Cycadaceae
    Bennettitis, genus Bennettitis
    type of the Bennettitales
    Lyginopteris, genus Lyginopteris
    genus of fossil seed ferns of the Carboniferous
    Cordaites, genus Cordaites
    tall Paleozoic trees superficially resembling modern screw pines; structurally intermediate in some ways between cycads and conifers
    Pinus, genus Pinus
    type genus of the Pinaceae: large genus of true pines
    Larix, genus Larix
    Pseudolarix, genus Pseudolarix
    one species: golden larch
    Abies, genus Abies
    true firs
    Cedrus, genus Cedrus
    true cedars
    Picea, genus Picea
    a genus of temperate and Arctic evergreen trees (see spruce)
    Tsuga, genus Tsuga
    hemlock; hemlock fir; hemlock spruce
    Pseudotsuga, genus Pseudotsuga
    douglas fir; closely related to genera Larix and Cathaya
    genus Cathaya
    one species; related to Pseudotsuga and Larix
    Cupressus, genus Cupressus
    type genus of Cupressaceae
    Athrotaxis, genus Athrotaxis
    a genus of gymnosperm
    Austrocedrus, genus Austrocedrus
    one species; formerly included in genus Libocedrus
    Callitris, genus Callitris
    evergreen monoecious coniferous trees or shrubs: cypress pines
    Calocedrus, genus Calocedrus
    tall evergreens of western North America and eastern Asia; formerly included in genus Libocedrus
    Chamaecyparis, genus Chamaecyparis
    a genus of Chamaecyparis
    Cryptomeria, genus Cryptomeria
    Japanese cedar; sugi
    Juniperus, genus Juniperus
    Libocedrus, genus Libocedrus
    cypresses that resemble cedars
    genus Metasequoia
    genus of deciduous conifers comprising both living and fossil forms; 1 extant species: dawn redwood of China; variously classified as member of Pinaceae or Taxodiaceae
    genus Sequoia
    redwoods; until recently considered a genus of a separate family Taxodiaceae
    Sequoiadendron, genus Sequoiadendron
    giant sequoias; sometimes included in the genus Sequoia; until recently placed in the Taxodiaceae
    Taxodium, genus Taxodium
    bald cypress; swamp cypress
    Tetraclinis, genus Tetraclinis
    sandarac tree
    Thuja, genus Thuja
    red cedar
    Thujopsis, genus Thujopsis
    one species; has close similarity to genus Thuja
    genus Keteleeria
    a genus of keteleeria
    genus Araucaria
    a genus of the araucaria family
    Agathis, genus Agathis
    kauri pine
    Cephalotaxus, genus Cephalotaxus
    the genus of Cephalotaxus (see plum-yews)
    Torreya, genus Torreya
    Phyllocladus, genus Phyllocladus
    celery pine
    Podocarpus, genus Podocarpus
    evergreen trees or shrubs; sometimes classified as member of the family Taxaceae
    Afrocarpus, genus Afrocarpus
    dioecious evergreen trees or shrubs; equatorial to southern and southeastern Africa: yellowwood; similar to trees or genus Podocarpus
    Dacrycarpus, genus Dacrycarpus
    evergreen coniferous shrubs or trees of New Zealand to Malaysia and Philippines
    Dacrydium, genus Dacrydium
    Australasian evergreen trees or shrubs
    Falcatifolium, genus Falcatifolium
    sickle pines: dioecious evergreen tropical trees and shrubs having sickle-shaped leaves; similar to Dacrycarpus in habit; Malaysia and Philippines to New Guinea and New Caledonia
    Halocarpus, genus Halocarpus
    dioecious trees or shrubs of New Zealand; similar in habit to Dacrydium
    Lagarostrobus, genus Lagarostrobus
    genus of dioecious evergreen trees of New Zealand and Tasmania; similar to genus Dacrydium
    Lepidothamnus, genus Lepidothamnus
    small usually shrubby conifers
    Microstrobos, genus Microstrobos
    2 species of small evergreen shrubs of Australia and Tasmania
    Nageia, genus Nageia
    small genus of Asian evergreen trees having columnar crowns and distinguished by leaves lacking a midrib; eastern Asia including India and Philippines and New Guinea
    Parasitaxus, genus Parasitaxus
    one species: parasite yew
    Prumnopitys, genus Prumnopitys
    mostly dioecious evergreen conifers; leaves are softer than in Podocarpus
    Retrophyllum, genus Retrophyllum
    small genus of tropical evergreen dioecious shrubs or trees of Oceania and tropical South America
    Saxe-gothea, Saxegothea, genus Saxe-gothea, genus Saxegothea
    one species: Prince Albert's yew
    Sundacarpus, genus Sundacarpus
    one species
    Sciadopitys, genus Sciadopitys
    type and sole genus of Sciadopityaceae; Japanese umbrella pines
    Taxus, genus Taxus
    Austrotaxus, genus Austrotaxus
    a gymnosperm genus having one species: New Caledonian yew
    Pseudotaxus, genus Pseudotaxus
    one species
    genus Ginkgo
    sole surviving genus of the Ginkgoaceae
    Myrica, genus Myrica
    deciduous aromatic shrubs or small trees
    Comptonia, genus Comptonia
    one species: sweet fern
    Leitneria, genus Leitneria
    one species: corkwood
    Juncus, genus Juncus
    type genus of the Juncaceae; perennial tufted glabrous marsh plants of temperate regions: rushes
    Apocynum, genus Apocynum
    perennial herbs with small pink or white flowers
    Acocanthera, Acokanthera, genus Acocanthera, genus Acokanthera
    small genus of trees and shrubs containing strongly toxic cardiac glycosides; Arabia to Africa
    Adenium, genus Adenium
    one species: succulent shrub or tree of tropical Africa and Arabia
    genus Allamanda
    genus of tropical American woody vines
    Alstonia, genus Alstonia
    genus of evergreen trees or shrubs with white funnel-shaped flowers and milky sap; tropical Africa to southeastern Asia and Polynesia
    Amsonia, genus Amsonia
    genus of herbs and subshrubs with milky juice and showy bluish flowers; Europe to Asia Minor to Japan and North America
    Beaumontia, genus Beaumontia
    small genus of evergreen woody vines in the East Indies and Asia
    genus Carissa
    Old World genus of tropical evergreen usually spiny shrubs
    Catharanthus, genus Catharanthus
    small genus of erect annual or perennial herbs native to Madagascar; widely naturalized in the tropics; formerly included in genus Vinca
    Holarrhena, genus Holarrhena
    genus of deciduous trees and shrubs of tropical Africa and Asia
    Dipladenia, Mandevilla, genus Dipladenia, genus Mandevilla
    genus of tropical South American tuberous perennial woody vines with large racemose flowers and milky sap
    Nerium, genus Nerium
    one species: oleander
    Plumeria, Plumiera, genus Plumeria
    deciduous shrubs and trees of tropical America having branches like candelabra and fragrant white or pink flowers
    genus Rauvolfia, genus Rauwolfia
    pantropical genus of somewhat poisonous shrubs and small trees
    genus Strophanthus
    genus of tropical Asiatic and African shrubs and woody vines and small trees
    Tabernaemontana, genus Tabernaemontana
    evergreen tropical trees and shrubs with milky sap
    Thevetia, genus Thevetia
    genus of poisonous tropical American evergreen shrubs and trees having entire leaves and large cymose flowers
    Trachelospermum, genus Trachelospermum
    genus of Asiatic woody vines with milky sap in leaves and stems
    Vinca, genus Vinca
    periwinkles: low creeping evergreen perennials
    genus Arum
    type genus of the Araceae: tuberous perennial herbs of Europe and Asia with usually heart-shaped leaves
    Acorus, genus Acorus
    sweet flags; sometimes placed in subfamily Acoraceae
    Aglaonema, genus Aglaonema
    climbing herbs of southeastern Asia having thick fleshy oblong leaves and naked unisexual flowers: Chinese evergreen
    genus Alocasia
    tropical Asiatic herbs similar to Colocasia but distinguished by a large sterile spadix
    genus Amorphophallus
    genus of large tropical east Asian cormous aroids: devil's tongue; snake palm
    genus Anthurium
    large genus of often epiphytic evergreen tropical American plants often cultivated as houseplants
    Arisaema, genus Arisaema
    tuberous or rhizomatous herbaceous perennials
    Arisarum, genus Arisarum
    tuberous or rhizomatous perennial herbs; mainly Mediterranean area
    genus Caladium
    small genus of tropical South American tuberous perennials with large variously colored leaves
    Calla, genus Calla
    water arum
    Colocasia, genus Colocasia
    small genus of perennial tuberous herbs of tropical Asia: taro
    genus Cryptocoryne
    water trumpet; aquatic herbs having broad leaves and long slender spathes; often used as aquarium plants
    Dieffenbachia, genus Dieffenbachia
    evergreen perennial herbs of tropical America with lush foliage and poisonous sap; often cultivated as houseplants
    genus Dracontium
    small genus of tropical American cormous herbs
    Dracunculus, genus Dracunculus
    tuberous herbaceous perennials: dragon arum
    Epipremnum, genus Epipremnum
    small genus of evergreen lianas of southeastern Asia to western Pacific areas
    Lysichiton, Lysichitum, genus Lysichiton, genus Lysichitum
    skunk cabbage
    genus Monstera
    tropical American climbing plant with deeply incised leaves
    genus Nephthytis
    small genus of tropical western African creeping or twining herbs
    Orontium, genus Orontium
    one species of aquatic plant: golden club
    Peltandra, genus Peltandra
    small genus of North American marsh or aquatic herbs
    genus Philodendron
    any of several tropical American climbing plants with smooth shiny evergreen leaves
    genus Pistia
    one species: water lettuce
    Scindapsus, genus Pothos, genus Scindapsus
    evergreen climbers with adhesive adventitious roots; southeastern Asia and Brazil
    genus Spathiphyllum
    evergreen rhizomatous perennials of tropical America and Philippines and Indonesia
    Symplocarpus, genus Symplocarpus
    one species: skunk cabbage
    Syngonium, genus Syngonium
    epiphytic or terrestrial climbing shrubs of Central and South America; used as ornamental houseplants for their velvety foliage
    Xanthosoma, genus Xanthosoma
    tropical American tuberous perennials
    Zantedeschia, genus Zantedeschia
    calla lily
    Lemna, genus Lemna
    minute aquatic herbs floating on or below the water surface of still water consisting of a leaflike frond or plant body and single root
    Spirodela, genus Spirodela
    minute aquatic herbs floating on the water surface consisting of a shiny leaflike frond and 2-21 roots
    Wolffia, genus Wolffia
    minute rootless aquatic herbs having globular fronds floating on or near the water surface and bearing one flower per frond
    Wolffiella, genus Wolffiella
    minute rootless aquatic herbs having flat fronds floating on or below the water surface and bearing 1-2 flowers per frond; America and Africa
    Aristolochia, genus Aristolochia
    birthworts; Dutchman's-pipe
    Asarum, genus Asarum
    wild ginger
    Nopalea, genus Nopalea
    a genus of the cactus family with scarlet flowers
    genus Campanula
    large genus of herbs grown for their blossoms: bellflowers
    genus Orchis
    type genus of the orchid family; hardy terrestrial orchids of the temperate the northern hemisphere
    genus Aerides
    epiphytic orchids of tropical Asia having stiff leaves and fragrant white flowers in arching racemes
    Angraecum, genus Angraecum, genus Angrecum
    genus of tropical Old World epiphytic orchids with showy flowers sometimes grotesque
    Anoectochilus, genus Anoectochilus
    genus of delicate Asiatic orchids
    Aplectrum, genus Aplectrum
    a monocotyledonous genus of the family Orchidaceae
    genus Arethusa
    genus of bog orchids of North America and Japan
    genus Bletia
    genus of tropical American terrestrial orchids with large purple or pink flowers
    Bletilla, genus Bletilla
    small genus of chiefly east Asiatic hardy terrestrial orchids similar to genus Bletia
    genus Brassavola
    genus of tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic rhizomatous orchids
    Brassia, genus Brassia
    genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids having striking axillary racemes of yellow to green spiderlike flowers with long slender sepals and warty lips: spider orchids
    genus Caladenia
    terrestrial orchids of Australia to New Caledonia
    genus Calanthe
    large and widely distributed genus of terrestrial orchids
    Calopogon, genus Calopogon
    terrestrial orchids of North America
    genus Calypso
    one species found throughout much of northern North America and Eurasia
    Catasetum, genus Catasetum
    genus of tropical American orchids having showy male and female flowers usually on separate inflorescences
    genus Cattleya
    large and highly valued genus of beautiful tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic orchids; the typical orchids; known in many varieties
    Cephalanthera, genus Cephalanthera
    small genus of temperate Old World terrestrial orchids
    Cleistes, genus Cleistes
    terrestrial orchids of North and South America having slender fibrous roots; allied to genus Pogonia
    Coeloglossum, genus Coeloglossum
    terrestrial orchids of cooler parts of North America and Europe: satyr orchid
    genus Coelogyne
    large diverse genus of tropical Asiatic epiphytic orchids
    Corallorhiza, genus Corallorhiza
    genus of leafless root-parasitic orchids having small purplish or yellowish racemose flowers with lobed lips; widely distributed in temperate regions
    Coryanthes, genus Coryanthes
    small genus of tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic orchids
    Cycnoches, genus Cycnoches
    genus of epiphytic or terrestrial tropical American orchids
    genus Cymbidium
    genus of tropical epiphytic or terrestrial Old World orchids; one of the most popular orchid genera
    Cypripedium, genus Cypripedium
    genus of chiefly American perennial leafy-stemmed orchids: lady's slippers; sometimes includes species of genus Paphiopedilum
    Dactylorhiza, genus Dactylorhiza
    genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and Asia and North Africa
    genus Dendrobium
    large genus and variable genus of chiefly epiphytic or lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Asia and Australasia
    genus Disa
    genus of showy tropical African terrestrial orchids
    Dracula, genus Dracula
    comprises tropical American species usually placed in genus Masdevallia: diminutive plants having bizarre and often sinister-looking flowers with pendulous scapes and motile lips
    Dryadella, genus Dryadella
    comprises tropical American species usually placed in genus Masdevallia: very dwarf plants having short tufted and usually unifoliate stems with usually solitary flowers
    Eburophyton, genus Eburophyton
    a monocotyledonous genus of the family Orchidaceae
    Encyclia, genus Encyclia
    large genus of epiphytic and lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Americas and West Indies; formerly included in genus Epidendrum
    Epidendrum, genus Epidendrum
    large and variable genus of terrestrial or epiphytic or lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Americas; some native to United States
    Epipactis, genus Epipactis
    genus of hardy orchids with leafy-bracted racemes of greenish or purplish irregular flowers
    Glossodia, genus Glossodia
    small genus of Australian orchids
    Goodyera, genus Goodyera
    genus of small orchids of the northern hemisphere with creeping rhizomes and stalked ovate leaves and small flowers
    Grammatophyllum, genus Grammatophyllum
    small genus of large epiphytic or terrestrial orchids of southeastern Asia to Polynesia; the giants of the Orchidaceae having long narrow leaves and drooping flower clusters often 6 feet long
    Gymnadenia, genus Gymnadenia
    small genus of terrestrial orchids of North America and temperate Eurasia
    Gymnadeniopsis, genus Gymnadeniopsis
    genus of North American terrestrial orchids usually included in genus Habenaria
    Habenaria, genus Habenaria
    chiefly terrestrial orchids with tubers or fleshy roots often having long slender spurs and petals and lip lobes; includes species formerly placed in genus Gymnadeniopsis
    Hexalectris, genus Hexalectris
    a monocotyledonous genus of the family Orchidaceae
    Himantoglossum, genus Himantoglossum
    small genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and Mediterranean region
    genus Laelia
    large genus of mostly epiphytic or lithophytic Central and South American orchids of various sizes
    genus Liparis
    genus of terrestrial and epiphytic orchids; pantropical to temperate
    Listera, genus Listera
    genus of terrestrial orchids having usually a single pair of broad shining leaves near the middle of the stem; found in temperate Asia and North America and Europe
    Malaxis, genus Malaxis
    large genus of largely terrestrial orchids with one or a few plicate leaves and slender spikes or tiny mostly green flowers; cosmopolitan
    genus Masdevallia
    large genus of tropical American mostly epiphytic orchids whose flowers have sepals fused at the base forming a tube; includes orchids sometimes placed in genera Dracula and Dryadella and Scaphosepalum
    genus Maxillaria
    large genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids with persistent leathery leaves and single-flowered scapes
    Miltonia, genus Miltonia
    genus of tropical American orchids
    genus Odontoglossum
    large and important genus of tropical American mostly epiphytic orchids; some of the most widely grown species are often placed in other genera
    genus Oncidium
    large genus of showy epiphytic or lithophytic or terrestrial orchids of tropical and subtropical America
    Ophrys, genus Ophrys
    a hardy genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and northern Africa and western Asia
    Paphiopedilum, genus Paphiopedilum
    horticulturally important genus of mainly terrestrial orchids including many hybrids; southeastern Asia and Indonesia to Philippines and Solomon Islands; Paphiopedilum species sometimes included in genus Cypripedium
    genus Phaius
    genus of Asiatic and Australian terrestrial orchids
    Phalaenopsis, genus Phalaenopsis
    genus of ornamental epiphytic orchids of Asia and Australia
    Pholidota, genus Pholidota
    genus of mostly epiphytic orchids of Indonesia and the western Pacific
    Phragmipedium, genus Phragmipedium
    genus of tropical American orchid species often included in genus Cypripedium or Paphiopedilum and Selenipedium: lady slippers
    Platanthera, genus Platanthera
    herbaceous terrestrial orchids of temperate northern and southern hemispheres
    Plectorrhiza, genus Plectorrhiza
    small genus of Australian orchids
    Pleione, genus Pleione
    small genus of dwarf orchids; India to Thailand and Taiwan
    genus Pleurothallis
    large genus of epiphytic or lithophytic orchids of tropical America
    genus Pogonia
    small but widely distributed genus of orchids closely related to genus Cleistes;: of damp or boggy areas of north temperate zone
    Psychopsis, genus Psychopsis
    epiphytic orchids of Central and South America formerly included in genus Oncidium
    Pterostylis, genus Pterostylis
    genus of terrestrial orchids of Australia and New Zealand and western Pacific
    Rhyncostylis, genus Rhyncostylis
    genus of epiphytic orchids of tropical Asia
    Sarcochilus, genus Sarcochilus
    diminutive epiphytic or lithophytic orchids with clumped short-stemmed foliage and arching racemes of colorful flowers; Australia and Polynesia to southeastern Asia
    Scaphosepalum, genus Scaphosepalum
    comprises some tropical American species usually placed in genus Masdevallia: diminutive plants with small flowers carried on one scape
    Schomburgkia, genus Schomburgkia
    genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids with showy racemose flowers
    Selenipedium, genus Selenipedium
    genus of tall reedlike tropical American orchids; includes species with pods used locally as a substitute for vanilla
    genus Sobralia
    genus of tropical American orchids
    Spiranthes, genus Spiranthes
    large cosmopolitan genus of white-flowered terrestrial orchids
    genus Stanhopea
    genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids
    genus Stelis
    genus of small caespitose orchids of tropical America
    Trichoceros, genus Trichoceros
    small genus of small epiphytic or terrestrial orchids of tropical South America
    genus Vanda
    genus of showy epiphytic orchids of Himalayas to Malaysia
    genus Vanilla
    large genus of tropical climbing orchids; Old and New Worlds
    Burmannia, genus Burmannia
    type genus of the Burmanniaceae; slender herbs of warm regions with leaves resembling scales and flowers with a three-angled or three-winged perianth
    Dioscorea, genus Dioscorea
    Tamus, genus Tamus
    a genus of tuberous vines of the family Dioscoreaceae; has twining stems and heart-shaped leaves and axillary racemes
    genus Primula
    very large and important genus of plants of temperate Europe and Asia having showy flowers
    Anagallis, genus Anagallis
    chiefly Old World herbs
    Centunculus, genus Centunculus
    a dicotyledonous genus of the family Primulaceae
    genus Cyclamen
    genus of widely cultivated flowering Eurasian herbs with centrally depressed rounded tubers and rounded heart-shaped leaves
    Glaux, genus Glaux
    sea milkwort
    Hottonia, genus Hottonia
    aquatic herbs
    Lysimachia, genus Lysimachia
    loosestrife: a cosmopolitan genus found in damp or swampy terrain having usually yellow flowers; inclined to be invasive
    Samolus, genus Samolus
    genus of herbs usually growing in salt marshes: water pimpernels
    Myrsine, genus Myrsine
    evergreen trees and shrubs having aromatic foliage; Africa; Asia (New Zealand)
    Ardisia, genus Ardisia
    tropical evergreen subshrubs (some climbers) to trees of Asia and Australasia to Americas
    genus Plumbago
    shrubs and herbs and woody vines of warm regions: leadwort
    Armeria, genus Armeria
    shrubby or herbaceous low-growing evergreen perennials
    Limonium, genus Limonium
    sea lavender
    Jacquinia, genus Jacquinia
    sometimes placed in family Myrsinaceae
    Aegilops, genus Aegilops
    goat grass
    Agropyron, genus Agropyron
    perennial grasses of temperate and cool regions: wheatgrass; dog grass
    Agrostis, genus Agrostis
    annual or perennial grasses cosmopolitan in northern hemisphere: bent grass (so named from `bent' meaning an area of unfenced grassland)
    Alopecurus, genus Alopecurus
    annual or perennial grasses including decorative and meadow species as well as notorious agricultural weeds
    Andropogon, genus Andropogon
    tall annual or perennial grasses with spikelike racemes; warm regions
    Arrhenatherum, genus Arrhenatherum
    oat grass
    Arundo, genus Arundo
    any of several coarse tall perennial grasses of most warm areas: reeds
    Avena, genus Avena
    Bromus, genus Bromus
    a genus of grasses of the family Gramineae
    Bouteloua, genus Bouteloua
    forage grasses
    Buchloe, genus Buchloe
    buffalo grass
    Calamagrostis, genus Calamagrostis
    reed grass
    Cenchrus, genus Cenchrus
    a genus of grasses of the family Gramineae that have burs
    Chloris, genus Chloris
    tufted or perennial or annual grasses having runners: finger grass; windmill grass
    Cortaderia, genus Cortaderia
    tall ornamental grasses of South America and New Zealand and New Guinea: pampas grass
    Cynodon, genus Cynodon
    creeping perennial grasses of tropical and southern Africa
    Dactylis, genus Dactylis
    a monocotyledonous grass of the family Gramineae (has only one species)
    Dactyloctenium, genus Dactyloctenium
    a monocotyledonous genus of the family Gramineae
    Digitaria, genus Digitaria
    crab grass; finger grass
    Echinochloa, genus Echinochloa
    annual or perennial succulent grasses of warm regions
    Eleusine, genus Eleusine
    annual and perennial grasses of savannas and upland grasslands
    Elymus, genus Elymus
    tall tufted perennial grasses (such as lyme grass or wild rye)
    Eragrostis, genus Eragrostis
    annual or perennial grasses of tropics and subtropics
    Erianthus, genus Erianthus
    genus of reedlike grasses having spikes crowded in a panicle covered with long silky hairs
    Festuca, genus Festuca
    a genus of tufted perennial grasses of the family Gramineae
    Glyceria, genus Glyceria
    manna grass
    Holcus, genus Holcus
    a genus of Old World grasses widely cultivated in America
    Hordeum, genus Hordeum
    annual to perennial grasses of temperate northern hemisphere and South America: barley
    Leymus, genus Leymus
    genus that in some classifications overlaps the genus Elymus
    Lolium, genus Lolium
    darnel; ryegrass
    Muhlenbergia, genus Muhlenbergia
    a genus of grasses of the family Gramineae grown in America and Asia
    Oryza, genus Oryza
    Oryzopsis, genus Oryzopsis
    rice grass
    Panicum, genus Panicum
    panic grass
    genus Paspalum
    a genus of perennial grasses of warm regions
    Pennisetum, genus Pennisetum
    a genus of Old World grasses
    Phalaris, genus Phalaris
    a genus of grasses with broad leaves and a dense spike of flowers
    Phleum, genus Phleum
    grasses native to temperate regions
    Phragmites, genus Phragmites
    reeds of marshes and riversides in tropical or temperate regions
    Poa, genus Poa
    chiefly perennial grasses of cool temperate regions
    Saccharum, genus Saccharum
    tall perennial reedlike grass originally of southeastern Asia: sugarcane
    Schizachyrium, genus Schizachyrium
    overlaps the genus Andropogon
    Secale, genus Secale
    cereal grass widely cultivated for its grain: rye
    Setaria, genus Setaria
    annual or perennial grasses of warm regions: bristlegrasses
    Sorghum, genus Sorghum
    annual or perennial tropical and subtropical cereal grasses: sorghum
    Spartina, genus Spartina
    grass of freshwater swamps and salt marshes of Europe, Africa, America, and South Atlantic islands
    Sporobolus, genus Sporobolus
    cosmopolitan annual and perennial grasses (as dropseed or rush grass)
    Stenotaphrum, genus Stenotaphrum
    lawn grasses
    Triticum, genus Triticum
    annual cereal grasses from Mediterranean area; widely cultivated in temperate regions
    Zea, genus Zea
    Zizania, genus Zizania
    wild rice
    Zoisia, genus Zoisia, genus Zoysia
    lawn grasses native to southeastern Asia and New Zealand; grown especially in warm regions
    Bambusa, genus Bambusa
    tall tender clumping bamboos
    Arundinaria, genus Arundinaria
    North American bamboo
    Dendrocalamus, genus Dendrocalamus
    giant clump-forming bamboos
    Phyllostachys, genus Phyllostachys
    medium and large bamboos
    Cyperus, genus Cyperus
    type genus of Cyperaceae; grasslike rhizomatous herbs; cosmopolitan except very cold regions
    Carex, genus Carex
    large genus of plants found in damp woodlands and bogs and ditches or at water margins: sedges
    Eriophorum, genus Eriophorum
    cotton grass
    Scirpus, genus Scirpus
    rhizomatous perennial grasslike herbs
    Eleocharis, genus Eleocharis
    sedges having dense spikes of flowers and leaves reduced to basal sheaths
    genus Pandanus
    type genus of the Pandanaceae (as screw pines)
    Typha, genus Typha
    reed maces; cattails
    Sparganium, genus Sparganium
    type and sole genus of Sparganiaceae; marsh or aquatic herbs of temperate regions
    Cucurbita, genus Cucurbita
    type genus of the Cucurbitaceae
    genus Bryonia
    climbing perennial herbs: bryony
    Citrullus, genus Citrullus
    a dicot genus of the family Cucurbitaceae including watermelons
    Cucumis, genus Cucumis
    cucumbers; muskmelons
    Ecballium, genus Ecballium
    exploding cucumber; squirting cucumber
    Lagenaria, genus Lagenaria
    bottle gourds
    genus Luffa
    dishcloth gourds
    Momordica, genus Momordica
    Old World tropical vine
    a genus of shrubs and herbs that grow in Australia and New Guinea and Malaysia and southeast Asia
    genus Lobelia
    in some classifications considered the type genus of a separate family Lobeliaceae
    Bartle Frere, genus Bartle-Frere, green dinosaur
    a living fossil or so-called `green dinosaur'; genus or subfamily of primitive nut-bearing trees thought to have died out 50 million years ago; a single specimen found in 1994 on Mount Bartle Frere in eastern Australia; not yet officially named
    genus Protea
    type genus of Proteaceae; tropical African shrubs
    genus Banksia
    important genus of Australian evergreen shrubs or trees with alternate leathery leaves and yellowish flowers
    Conospermum, genus Conospermum
    Australian shrubs (some trees) with flowers in dense spikes: smoke bush
    Embothrium, genus Embothrium
    small genus of South American evergreen shrubs or small trees with long willowy branches and flowers in flamboyant terminal clusters
    Guevina, genus Guevina
    one species: Chilean nut
    genus Grevillea
    large genus of Australian shrubs and trees having usually showy orange or red flowers
    Hakea, genus Hakea
    Australian shrubs and small trees with evergreen usually spiny leaves and dense clusters of showy flowers
    Knightia, genus Knightia
    small genus of trees or shrubs of New Zealand and New Caledonia
    Lambertia, genus Lambertia
    small genus of Australian shrubs
    Leucadendron, genus Leucadendron
    large genus of evergreen trees and shrubs having silvery white leaves and solitary terminal flowers with conspicuous silvery bracts
    genus Lomatia
    small genus of low-growing evergreens of Chile and Australia; some yield dyes
    genus Macadamia
    trees or shrubs; Madagascar to Australia
    Orites, genus Orites
    small genus of Australian shrubs or trees
    Persoonia, genus Persoonia
    Australian undershrubs to small trees: geebungs
    Stenocarpus, genus Stenocarpus
    small genus of timber trees; Australia to Malaysia
    Telopea, genus Telopea
    Australian evergreen shrubs: waratahs
    Xylomelum, genus Xylomelum
    small species of Australian trees or shrubs; grown for their fruit and flowers
    genus Casuarina
    genus of trees and shrubs widely naturalized in southern United States and West Indies; coextensive with the family Casuarinaceae and order Casuarinales
    Clethra, genus Clethra
    type and sole genus of the Clethraceae; deciduous shrubs or small trees: white alder, summer-sweet
    Centaurium, genus Centaurium
    genus of low-growing herbs mostly of northern hemisphere having flowers with protruding spirally twisted anthers
    Eustoma, genus Eustoma
    small genus of herbs of warm regions of southern North America to northern South America
    Exacum, genus Exacum
    genus of tropical Asiatic and African plants: especially Persian violets
    Frasera, genus Frasera
    genus of North American herbs: columbo; includes some species sometimes placed in genus Swertia
    Gentiana, genus Gentiana
    type genus of the Gentianaceae; cosmopolitan genus of herbs nearly cosmopolitan in cool temperate regions; in some classifications includes genera Gentianopsis and Gentianella
    Gentianella, genus Gentianella
    genus of herbs with flowers that resemble gentian; in some classifications included in genus Gentiana
    Gentianopsis, genus Gentianopsis
    genus of fringed gentians; in some classifications included in genus Gentiana
    Halenia, genus Halenia
    genus of herbs of Eurasia and the Americas: spurred gentians
    genus Sabbatia
    genus of smooth slender North American herbs with showy flowers
    Swertia, genus Swertia
    genus of herbs of mountains of North America and Eurasia and Africa
    Salvadora, genus Salvadora
    genus of evergreen trees or shrubs; fruit is a drupe; grows in Africa through Arabia to India and China
    Olea, genus Olea
    evergreen trees and shrubs having oily one-seeded fruits
    Chionanthus, genus Chionanthus
    deciduous trees or shrubs: fringe tree
    genus Forestiera
    genus of often spiny American shrubs and trees
    genus Forsythia
    Fraxinus, genus Fraxinus
    Jasminum, genus Jasminum
    shrubs and woody climbers mostly of tropical and temperate Old World: jasmine; jessamine
    Ligustrum, genus Ligustrum
    genus of Old World shrubs: privet
    Osmanthus, genus Osmanthus
    widely distributed genus of evergreen shrubs or trees of southern United States and Middle East and China and Japan
    Phillyrea, genus Phillyrea
    small genus of evergreen shrubs of the Mediterranean region
    Syringa, genus Syringa
    genus of Old World shrubs or low trees having fragrant flowers in showy panicles: lilacs
    Haemodorum, genus Haemodorum
    type genus of family Haemodoraceae
    Anigozanthus, genus Anigozanthus
    genus of monocotyledonous plants with curious woolly flowers on sturdy stems above a fan of sword-shaped leaves; includes kangaroo's paw and Australian sword lily; sometimes placed in family Amaryllidaceae
    Hamamelidanthum, genus Hamamelidanthum
    genus of fossil plants of the Oligocene having flowers resembling those of the witch hazel; found in Baltic region
    Hamamelidoxylon, genus Hamamelidoxylon
    genus of fossil plants having wood identical with or similar to that of the witch hazel
    Hamamelites, genus Hamamelites
    genus of fossil plants having leaves similar to those of the witch hazel
    Hamamelis, genus Hamamelis
    deciduous shrubs or small trees: witch hazel
    Corylopsis, genus Corylopsis
    small genus of deciduous shrubs of temperate regions of Asia
    Fothergilla, genus Fothergilla
    small genus of deciduous shrubs of the southeastern United States
    Liquidambar, genus Liquidambar
    sweet gum
    Parrotia, genus Parrotia
    one species: iron tree
    Parrotiopsis, genus Parrotiopsis
    one species: deciduous tree of the Himalaya Mountains
    Juglans, genus Juglans
    type genus of the Juglandaceae
    Carya, genus Carya
    genus of large deciduous nut-bearing trees; United States and China
    Pterocarya, genus Pterocarya
    Asiatic nut trees: wing nuts
    genus Combretum
    type genus of the Combretaceae: tropical and subtropical small shrubs and trees
    Conocarpus, genus Conocarpus
    monotypic genus of tropical American trees: button tree
    Laguncularia, genus Laguncularia
    a genus of Laguncularia
    Elaeagnus, genus Elaeagnus
    Myriophyllum, genus Myriophyllum
    chiefly monoecious and usually aquatic herbs (as the milfoils)
    Grias, genus Grias
    anchovy pear tree
    Bertholletia, genus Bertholletia
    brazil nut
    Lythrum, genus Lythrum
    Lagerstroemia, genus Lagerstroemia
    shrubs or small trees of tropical Asia and Africa usually with showy white, pink, or purplish flowers
    Myrtus, genus Myrtus
    type genus of the Myrtaceae
    Pimenta, genus Pimenta
    allspice tree
    Eugenia, genus Eugenia
    tropical trees and shrubs with aromatic leaves and often valuable hard wood
    genus Feijoa
    small South American shrubs or trees
    Jambos, genus Jambos
    used in some classifications for rose apples (Eugenia jambos)
    Myrcia, Myrciaria, genus Myrciaria
    a genus of tropical American trees and shrubs of the myrtle family
    Psidium, genus Psidium
    genus Eucalyptus
    tall trees native to the Australian region; source of timber and medicinal oils from the aromatic leaves
    Syzygium, genus Syzygium
    a tropical evergreen tree of the myrtle family native to the East Indies but cultivated elsewhere
    Nyssa, genus Nyssa
    tupelos: deciduous trees of moist habitats especially swamps and beside ponds
    genus Fuchsia
    large genus of decorative tropical shrubs with pendulous tetramerous flowers
    Oenothera, genus Oenothera
    chiefly North American herbs with usually nocturnal flowers
    Punica, genus Punica
    coextensive with the family Punicaceae
    Rhizophora, genus Rhizophora
    type genus of the Rhizophoraceae; a small genus of tropical trees and shrubs
    genus Daphne
    usually evergreen Eurasian shrubs
    Dirca, genus Dirca
    deciduous shrub of North America: leatherwood
    Trapa, genus Trapa
    small genus of Eurasian aquatic perennial herbs: water chestnut
    genus Canna
    type and sole genus of the Cannaceae: perennial lily-like herbs of New World tropics
    genus Maranta
    herbs of tropical America
    Musa, genus Musa
    type genus of the Musaceae: bananas
    Ensete, genus Ensete
    Old World tropical herbs: Abyssinian bananas
    Strelitzia, genus Strelitzia
    small genus of large perennial evergreen herbs having leaves resembling those of banana plants; sometimes placed in family Musaceae
    genus Ravenala
    woody tropical plants with tall trunks; sometimes placed in family Musaceae
    Zingiber, genus Zingiber
    tropical Asiatic and Polynesian perennial plants: ginger
    Curcuma, genus Curcuma
    tropical Asiatic perennial herbs
    Alpinia, genus Alpinia, genus Languas, genus Zerumbet
    perennial rhizomatous herbs of Asia and Australia and Polynesia having ginger-scented rhizomes
    Aframomum, genus Aframomum
    an African genus of plants of the family Zingiberaceae
    Elettaria, genus Elettaria
    Urtica, genus Urtica
    a nettle yielding fiber resembling flax
    Boehmeria, genus Boehmeria
    false nettle
    Helxine, Soleirolia, genus Helxine, genus Soleirolia
    one species; a dwarf creeping mat-forming evergreen herb
    Laportea, genus Laportea
    mostly tropical stinging herbs or trees: nettle
    Parietaria, genus Parietaria
    small genus of stingless herbs
    Pilea, genus Pilea
    low-growing tropical perennials grown for their stingless foliage
    Pipturus, genus Pipturus
    an Australian genus of woody plants of the family Urticaceae
    genus Cannabis
    hemp: genus of coarse annuals native to central Asia and widely naturalized in north temperate regions; in some classifications included in the family Moraceae
    Humulus, genus Humulus
    hops: hardy perennial vines of Europe, North America and central and eastern Asia producing a latex sap; in some classifications included in the family Urticaceae
    Morus, genus Morus
    type genus of the Moraceae: mulberries
    Maclura, genus Maclura
    yellowwood trees or shrubs
    Artocarpus, genus Artocarpus
    evergreen Asiatic trees now grown through the tropics: breadfruit; jackfruit
    Ficus, genus Ficus
    large genus of tropical trees or shrubs or climbers including fig trees
    Broussonetia, genus Broussonetia
    paper mulberry
    Cecropia, genus Cecropia
    large genus of tropical American trees that yield a bast fiber used for cordage and bark used in tanning; milky juice yields caoutchouc
    Ulmus, genus Ulmus
    type genus of family Ulmaceae; deciduous trees having simple serrate leaves; widely distributed in temperate regions
    Celtis, genus Celtis
    large genus of trees and shrubs with berrylike fruit
    Planera, genus Planera
    a deciduous tree of the family Ulmaceae that grows in the southeastern United States
    Trema, genus Trema
    an evergreen tree of the family Ulmaceae that grows in tropical America and Africa and Asia
    Paris, genus Paris
    sometimes placed in subfamily Trilliaceae
    Menyanthes, genus Menyanthes
    the type genus of the Menyanthaceae; one species: bogbeans
    Logania, genus Logania
    type genus of the Loganiaceae; Australian and New Zealand shrubs sometimes cultivated for their flowers
    genus Buddleia
    shrubs or trees of warm regions
    Gelsemium, genus Gelsemium
    evergreen twining shrubs of Americas and southeastern Asia
    Linum, genus Linum
    a herbaceous plant genus of the family Linaceae with small sessile leaves
    Physostigma, genus Physostigma
    African woody vines: calabar beans
    Acrocomia, genus Acrocomia
    Central and South American feather palms
    genus Areca
    a monocotyledonous genus of palm trees
    Arenga, genus Arenga
    a genus of tropical Asian and Malaysian palm trees
    Attalea, genus Attalea
    unarmed feather palms of central and northern South America
    Borassus, genus Borassus
    genus Calamus
    distinctive often spiny-stemmed palms found as climbers in tropical and subtropical forest
    Caryota, genus Caryota
    fishtail palms
    Ceroxylon, genus Ceroxylon
    wax palms
    Cocos, genus Cocos
    coconut palms
    Copernicia, genus Copernicia
    slow-growing tropical fan palms
    genus Corozo
    a monocotyledonous genus of tropical American palm trees
    Corypha, genus Corypha
    large fan palms of tropical Asia to Australia
    Elaeis, genus Elaeis
    oil palms
    Euterpe, genus Euterpe
    a monocotyledonous genus of graceful palm trees in tropical America
    Livistona, genus Livistona
    fan palms of Asia and Australia and Malaysia
    Metroxylon, genus Metroxylon
    a genus of Malayan pinnate-leaved palm trees that flower and fruit once and then die
    Nipa, Nypa, genus Nipa, genus Nypa
    monotypic genus of palms of Australasia
    Orbignya, genus Orbignya
    palms of southern Mexico to northern South America: babassu palm
    genus Phoenicophorium, phoenicophorium
    latanier palm
    genus Phoenix, phoenix
    a large monocotyledonous genus of pinnate-leaved palms found in Asia and Africa
    genus Phytelephas, phytelephas
    small genus of South American feather palms
    Raffia, Raphia, genus Raffia, genus Raphia
    feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes
    Rhapis, genus Rhapis
    genus of small clump-forming fan palms of China and Japan
    Roystonea, genus Roystonea
    a monocotyledonous genus of West Indian feather palms
    Sabal, genus Sabal
    American dwarf fan palms
    Serenoa, genus Serenoa
    one species: saw palmetto
    Thrinax, genus Thrinax
    small to medium-sized fan palms
    Plantago, genus Plantago
    type genus of the family Plantaginaceae; large cosmopolitan genus of mostly small herbs
    Polygonum, genus Polygonum
    diverse genus of herbs or woody subshrubs of north temperate regions
    Fagopyrum, genus Fagopyrum
    buckwheat; in some classifications included in the genus Polygonum
    genus Eriogonum
    North American herbs of the buckwheat family
    Rheum, genus Rheum
    Rumex, genus Rumex
    docks: coarse herbs and shrubs mainly native to north temperate regions
    Xyris, genus Xyris
    chiefly American marsh plants, having usually yellow flowers
    genus Commelina
    type genus of the Commelinaceae; large genus of herbs of branching or creeping habit: day flower; widow's tears
    Tradescantia, genus Tradescantia
    Ananas, genus Ananas
    a genus of tropical American plants have sword-shaped leaves and a fleshy compound fruits composed of the fruits of several flowers (such as pineapples)
    the type genus of the family Bromeliaceae which includes tropical American plants with deeply cleft calyx
    Tillandsia, genus Tillandsia
    large genus of epiphytic or terrestrial sparse-rooting tropical plants usually forming dense clumps or pendant masses
    Mayaca, genus Mayaca
    small genus of delicate mossy bog plants having white or violet flowers
    Eriocaulon, genus Eriocaulon
    type genus of the Eriocaulaceae: rushlike aquatic or marginal perennials usually found in shallow waters of acid lakes and pools and bogs
    Pontederia, genus Pontederia
    Eichhornia, genus Eichhornia
    water hyacinth; water orchid
    Heteranthera, genus Heteranthera
    mud plantains
    Naias, Najas, genus Naias, genus Najas
    sole genus of the family Naiadaceae
    Alisma, genus Alisma
    small genus of aquatic or semiaquatic plants
    Sagittaria, genus Sagittaria
    genus of aquatic herbs of temperate and tropical regions having sagittate or hastate leaves and white scapose flowers
    Hydrocharis, genus Hydrocharis
    genus Hydrilla
    one species
    Limnobium, genus Limnobium
    American frogbit
    Elodea, ditchmoss, genus Elodea, pondweed
    submerged freshwater perennials
    Egeria, genus Egeria
    small genus of dioecious tropical aquatic plants
    Vallisneria, genus Vallisneria
    eelgrass; eel grass
    Potamogeton, genus Potamogeton
    a large genus of aquatic herbs found in quiet waters in temperate regions; leaves usually float on the water
    Groenlandia, genus Groenlandia
    a monocotyledonous genus of the family Potamogetonaceae
    Triglochin, genus Triglochin
    perennial or annual bog or marsh plants; includes arrow grass
    Zannichellia, genus Zannichellia
    horned pondweed: completely submerged herbs; in some classifications included in Potamogetonaceae
    Zostera, genus Zostera
    (or in some classifications family Zosteraceae) small genus of widely distributed marine plants
    genus Geranium
    genus of mostly North American geraniums: cranesbills
    Erythroxylon, Erythroxylum, genus Erythroxylon, genus Erythroxylum
    a large genus of South American shrubs and small trees of the family Erythroxylaceae
    Dodonaea, genus Dodonaea
    a genus of tropical shrub or tree
    Sapindus, genus Sapindus
    type genus of the Sapindaceae
    Blighia, genus Blighia
    small genus of western African evergreen trees and shrubs bearing fleshy capsular three-seeded fruits edible when neither unripe nor overripe
    Cardiospermum, genus Cardiospermum
    tendril-climbing herbs or shrubs whose seeds have a white heart-shaped spot
    Dimocarpus, genus Dimocarpus
    genus Harpullia
    genus of tropical Asiatic and African trees
    genus Litchi
    Chinese trees
    Melicocca, Melicoccus, genus Melicocca, genus Melicoccus
    tropical American trees and shrubs bearing berries
    Nephelium, genus Nephelium
    a genus of dicotyledonous trees of the family Sapindaceae that are native to Asia and Australia
    Buxus, genus Buxus
    type genus of the Buxaceae
    genus Pachysandra
    evergreen perennial procumbent subshrubs or herbs
    Celastrus, genus Celastrus
    genus of woody vines and erect shrubs (type genus of the Celastraceae) that is native chiefly to Asia and Australia: includes bittersweet
    Euonymus, genus Euonymus
    widely distributed chiefly evergreen shrubs or small trees or vines
    genus Cyrilla
    one species: trees and shrubs having flowers with acute or twisted petals and wingless fruit
    Cliftonia, genus Cliftonia
    one species: titi
    Empetrum, genus Empetrum
    Acer, genus Acer
    type genus of the Aceraceae; trees or shrubs having winged fruit
    Dipteronia, genus Dipteronia
    small genus of large deciduous shrubs having large clusters of winged seeds that turn red as they mature; central and southern China
    Ilex, genus Ilex
    a large genus of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs of the family Aquifoliaceae that have small flowers and berries (including hollies)
    Anacardium, genus Anacardium
    type genus of the Anacardiaceae: cashew
    Astronium, genus Astronium
    a genus of dicotyledonous plants of the family Anacardiaceae
    Cotinus, genus Cotinus
    smoke trees
    Malosma, genus Malosma
    one species; often included in the genus Rhus
    Mangifera, genus Mangifera
    tropical tree native to Asia bearing fleshy fruit
    Pistacia, genus Pistacia
    a dicotyledonous genus of trees of the family Anacardiaceae having drupaceous fruit
    Rhodosphaera, genus Rhodosphaera
    one species; an Australian evergreen sumac
    Rhus, genus Rhus
    deciduous or evergreen shrubs and shrubby trees of temperate and subtropical North America, South Africa, eastern Asia and northeastern Australia; usually limited to nonpoisonous sumacs (see genus Toxicodendron)
    Schinus, genus Schinus
    genus of evergreen shrubs and trees of tropical and subtropical regions of South and Central America and Canary Islands and China
    Spondias, genus Spondias
    tropical trees having one-seeded fruit
    Toxicodendron, genus Toxicodendron
    in some classifications: comprising those members of the genus Rhus having foliage that is poisonous to the touch; of North America and northern South America
    Aesculus, genus Aesculus
    deciduous trees or some shrubs of North America; southeastern Europe; eastern Asia
    Staphylea, genus Staphylea
    a genus of small trees or shrubs of the family Staphylaceae
    Diospyros, genus Diospyros
    a genus of trees or shrubs that have beautiful and valuable wood
    Achras, genus Achras
    tropical trees having papery leaves and large fruit
    Bumelia, genus Bumelia
    deciduous or evergreen American shrubs small trees having very hard wood and milky latex
    Calocarpum, genus Calocarpum
    a genus of tropical American trees of the family Sapotaceae
    Chrysophyllum, genus Chrysophyllum
    tropical American evergreen trees or shrubs
    Manilkara, genus Manilkara
    genus of large evergreen trees with milky latex; pantropical
    Palaquium, genus Palaquium
    large genus of Malaysian trees with milky juice and leathery leaves
    Payena, genus Payena
    genus of medium to large Malaysian trees yielding gutta-percha
    Pouteria, genus Pouteria
    tropical American timber tree with edible fruit (canistel)
    Symplocus, genus Symplocus
    type and sole genus of Symplocaceae including sweetleaf
    genus Styrax
    deciduous or evergreen shrubs and small trees
    Halesia, genus Halesia
    deciduous small trees or shrubs of China and eastern North America
    Sarracenia, genus Sarracenia
    pitcher plants
    Darlingtonia, genus Darlingtonia
    one species: California pitcher plant
    Heliamphora, genus Heliamphora
    genus of pitcher plants of the Guiana Highlands in South America
    Nepenthes, genus Nepenthes
    pitcher plants
    Drosera, genus Drosera
    the type genus of Droseraceae including many low bog-inhabiting insectivorous plants
    Dionaea, genus Dionaea
    a genus of the family Droseraceae
    Aldrovanda, genus Aldrovanda
    one species: waterwheel plant
    Drosophyllum, genus Drosophyllum
    one species
    genus Roridula
    insectivorous undershrubs of South Africa; in some classifications placed in the family Droseraceae
    Crassula, genus Crassula
    type genus of Crassulaceae; herbs and small shrubs having woody stems and succulent aerial parts
    genus Sedum
    large genus of rock plants having thick fleshy leaves
    Aeonium, genus Aeonium
    a genus of plants of the family Crassulaceae
    Ribes, genus Ribes
    a flowering shrub bearing currants or gooseberries; native to northern hemisphere
    genus Phlox
    herbaceous to shrubby evergreen or deciduous annuals or perennials, diffuse (spreading) or caespitose (tufted or matted); from Alaska and western Canada to Mexico
    Linanthus, genus Linanthus
    a genus of herbs of the family Polemoniaceae; found in western United States
    Borago, genus Borago
    perennial herbs of the Mediterranean region
    Amsinckia, genus Amsinckia
    rough annual herbs of Europe and the Americas: fiddlenecks
    genus Anchusa
    rough and hairy Old World herbs
    Cordia, genus Cordia
    tropical deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs of the family Boraginaceae
    Cynoglossum, genus Cynoglossum
    a large genus of tall rough herbs belonging to the family Boraginaceae
    Echium, genus Echium
    a genus of bristly herbs and shrubs of the family Boraginaceae
    Hackelia, Lappula, genus Hackelia, genus Lappula
    stickweed; beggar's lice
    Lithospermum, genus Lithospermum
    annual or perennial herbaceous or shrubby plants; cosmopolitan except Australia
    Mertensia, genus Mertensia
    a genus of herbs belonging to the family Boraginaceae that grow in temperate regions and have blue or purple flowers shaped like funnels
    Myosotis, genus Myosotis
    forget-me-nots; scorpion grass
    Onosmodium, genus Onosmodium
    a genus of North American perennial herbs of the family Boraginaceae
    Symphytum, genus Symphytum
    genus Convolvulus
    genus of mostly climbing or scrambling herbs and shrubs: bindweed
    Argyreia, genus Argyreia
    woody climbers of tropical Asia to Australia
    Calystegia, genus Calystegia
    climbing or scrambling herbs: bindweed
    Cuscuta, genus Cuscuta
    genus of twining leafless parasitic herbs lacking chlorophyll: dodder
    genus Dichondra
    genus of chiefly tropical prostrate perennial herbs with creeping stems that root at the nodes
    Ipomoea, genus Ipomoea
    morning glory
    Monardella, genus Monardella
    a genus of fragrant herbs of the family Labiatae in the western United States
    Utricularia, genus Utricularia
    bladderworts: large genus of aquatic carnivorous plants; cosmopolitan in distribution
    Pinguicula, genus Pinguicula
    butterworts: a large genus of almost stemless carnivorous bog plants; Europe and America to Antarctica
    genus Genlisea
    small genus of carnivorous plants of tropical African swamps
    genus Martynia
    in some classifications includes the unicorn plants
    Sesamum, genus Sesamum
    tropical African and Indian herbs
    Proboscidea, genus Proboscidea
    in some classifications included in the genus Martynia and hence the two taxonomic names for some of the unicorn plants
    Hymenophyllum, genus Hymenophyllum
    type genus of the Hymenophyllaceae: filmy ferns
    Trichomanes, genus Trichomanes
    bristle ferns; kidney ferns
    genus Osmunda
    type genus of the Osmundaceae
    Leptopteris, genus Leptopteris
    including some ferns sometimes placed in genus Todea
    Todea, genus Todea
    a genus of delicate ferns belonging to the family Osmundaceae
    Schizaea, genus Schizaea
    type genus of the Schizaeaceae cosmopolitan especially in tropics; small leptosporangiate ferns: curly grass fern
    Anemia, genus Anemia
    genus of terrestrial or lithophytic ferns having pinnatifid fronds; chiefly of tropical America
    Lygodium, genus Lygodium
    chiefly tropical climbing ferns
    Mohria, genus Mohria
    African terrestrial ferns
    Marsilea, genus Marsilea
    clover ferns
    Pilularia, genus Pilularia
    genus Regnellidium
    one species of aquatic or semiaquatic fern
    Salvinia, genus Salvinia
    type genus of the Salviniaceae: water ferns
    Azolla, genus Azolla
    a genus of fern sometimes placed in its own family Azollaceae
    Ophioglossum, genus Ophioglossum
    the type genus of the fern family Ophioglossaceae
    Botrychium, genus Botrychium
    grape fern; moonwort
    Helminthostachys, genus Helminthostachys
    one species: terrestrial fern of southeastern Asia and Australia
    Erysiphe, genus Erysiphe
    genus of powdery mildews
    Neurospora, genus Neurospora
    genus of fungi with black perithecia used extensively in genetic research; includes some forms with orange spore masses that cause severe damage in bakeries
    Ceratostomella, genus Ceratostomella
    genus of fungi forming continuous hyaline spores
    Claviceps, genus Claviceps
    fungi parasitic upon the ovaries of various grasses
    Xylaria, genus Xylaria
    type genus of Xylariaceae; fungi with perithecia in the upper part of erect black woody stromata
    Rosellinia, genus Rosellinia
    fungi having smooth perithecia with dark one-celled ascospores
    Helotium, genus Helotium
    type genus of the Helotiaceae
    genus Sclerotinia
    large genus of ascomycetous fungi including various destructive plant pathogens
    Scleroderma, genus Scleroderma
    genus of poisonous fungi having hard-skinned fruiting bodies: false truffles
    Tulestoma, Tulostoma, genus Tulestoma, genus Tulostoma
    type genus of the Tulostomaceae
    Rhizopogon, genus Rhizopogon
    a genus of fungi having subterranean sporophores resembling tubers
    Truncocolumella, genus Truncocolumella
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Rhizopogonaceae
    genus Mucor
    type genus of the Mucoraceae; genus of molds having cylindrical or pear-shaped sporangia not limited in location to points where rhizoids develop
    genus Rhizopus
    a genus of rot-causing fungi having columnar hemispherical aerial sporangia anchored to the substrate by rhizoids
    Entomophthora, genus Entomophthora
    type genus of the Entomophthoraceae; fungi parasitic on insects
    genus Dictostylium
    genus of slime molds that grow on dung and decaying vegetation
    Blastocladia, genus Blastocladia
    a genus of fungi of the family Blastodiaceae
    Synchytrium, genus Synchytrium
    simple parasitic fungi including pond scum parasites
    Saprolegnia, genus Saprolegnia
    aquatic fungi growing chiefly on plant debris and animal remains
    Peronospora, genus Peronospora
    genus of destructive downy mildews
    Albugo, genus Albugo
    type genus of the Albuginaceae; fungi causing white rusts
    genus Pythium
    destructive root-parasitic fungi
    Phytophthora, genus Phytophthora
    destructive parasitic fungi causing brown rot in plants
    Plasmodiophora, genus Plasmodiophora
    type genus of Plasmodiophoraceae comprising minute plant parasitic fungi similar to and sometimes included among the slime molds
    Tuber, genus Tuber
    type genus of the Tuberaceae: fungi whose fruiting bodies are typically truffles
    Hydnum, genus Hydnum
    type genus of Hydnaceae
    genus Lecanora
    type genus of Lecanoraceae; crustaceous lichens
    genus Roccella
    chiefly fruticose maritime rock-inhabiting lichens
    Pertusaria, genus Pertusaria
    crustose lichens that are a source of the dye archil and of litmus
    Usnea, genus Usnea
    widely distributed lichens usually having a greyish or yellow pendulous freely branched thallus
    Evernia, genus Evernia
    lichens of the family Usneaceae having a pendulous or shrubby thallus
    Ramalina, genus Ramalina
    shrubby lichens of the family Usneaceae having a flattened thallus
    Alectoria, genus Alectoria
    lichens having dark brown erect or pendulous much-branched cylindrical thallus
    Cladonia, genus Cladonia
    type genus of Cladoniaceae; lichens characterized by a crustose thallus and capitate fruiting bodies borne on simple or branched podetia
    Parmelia, genus Parmelia
    type genus of the Parmeliaceae; a large genus of chiefly alpine foliaceous lichens
    Cetraria, genus Cetraria
    foliose lichens chiefly of northern latitudes
    Agaricus, genus Agaricus
    type genus of Agaricaceae; gill fungi having brown spores and including several edible species
    Lentinus, genus Lentinus
    a genus of fungus belonging to the family Tricholomataceae
    Amanita, genus Amanita
    genus of widely distributed agarics that have white spores and are poisonous with few exceptions
    Cantharellus, genus Cantharellus
    a well-known genus of fungus; has funnel-shaped fruiting body; includes the chanterelles
    Omphalotus, genus Omphalotus
    a genus of fungi with a depressed disc in the cap
    Coprinus, genus Coprinus
    genus of black-spotted agarics in which the cap breaks down at maturity into an inky fluid; sometimes placed in its own family Coprinaceae
    Lactarius, genus Lactarius
    large genus of agarics that have white spore and contain a white or milky juice when cut or broken; includes both edible and poisonous species
    Marasmius, genus Marasmius
    chiefly small mushrooms with white spores
    Pleurotus, genus Pleurotus
    agarics with white spores and caps having an eccentric stem; an important mushroom of Japan
    Pholiota, genus Pholiota
    genus of gilled agarics of Europe and North America having brown spores and an annulus; grows on open ground or decaying wood
    Russula, genus Russula
    large genus of fungi with stout stems and white spores and neither annulus nor volva; brittle caps of red or purple or yellow or green or blue; differs from genus Lactarius in lacking milky juice
    Stropharia, genus Stropharia, ring-stalked fungus
    genus of gill fungi with brown spores that is closely related to Agaricus; here placed in its own family Strophariaceae
    Entoloma, genus Entoloma
    agarics with pink spores but lacking both volva and annulus (includes some that are poisonous)
    genus Chlorophyllum
    a genus of fungus belonging to the family Lepiotaceae
    genus Lepiota
    agarics with white spores that includes several edible and poisonous mushrooms: parasol mushrooms
    Corticium, genus Corticium
    genus of fungi having simple smooth sporophores; some are parasitic on wood or economic crops; some species formerly placed in form genus Rhizoctinia
    Pellicularia, genus Pellicularia
    genus of fungi having the hymenium in the form of a crust; some species formerly placed in form genus Rhizoctinia
    Tricholoma, genus Tricholoma
    agarics with white spores and a fleshy stalk and notched gills; of various colors both edible and inedible
    Volvaria, genus Volvaria
    agarics having pink spores and a distinct volva
    Pluteus, genus Pluteus, roof mushroom
    a large genus of fungi belonging to the family Pluteaceae; the shape of the cap resembles a roof; often abundant early in the summer
    Volvariella, genus Volvariella
    an important genus of mushrooms in the Orient
    Clitocybe, genus Clitocybe
    a genus of agarics with white to pale yellow spore deposits and fleshy stalks centrally attached to the cap and closely attached gills
    Flammulina, genus Flammulina
    a genus of agarics
    Saccharomyces, genus Saccharomyces
    single-celled yeasts that reproduce asexually by budding; used to ferment carbohydrates
    Schizosaccharomyces, genus Schizosaccharomyces
    type and only genus of Schizosaccharomycetaceae; comprises the fission yeasts
    Eurotium, genus Eurotium
    a genus of fungi belonging to the order Eurotiales
    Aspergillus, genus Aspergillus
    genus of common molds causing food spoilage and some pathogenic to plants and animals
    Thielavia, genus Thielavia
    genus of fungi having spherical brown perithecia and some conidia borne in chains; cause root rot
    Peziza, genus Peziza
    type genus of the Pezizaceae: a variety of cup fungus
    Plectania, genus Plectania
    genus of fungi in the family Pezizaceae closely related to and often included in genus Peziza
    Morchella, genus Morchella
    genus of edible fungi: morel
    Wynnea, genus Wynnea
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Sarcoscyphaceae
    genus Helvella
    type genus of the Helvellaceae
    genus Discina
    a genus of fungi of the family Helvellaceae with a cup-shaped or saucer-shaped fruiting body and ornamented spores
    genus Gyromitra
    a genus of fungi of the family Helvellaceae with a fertile portion that is tan to brown
    Phallales, order Phallales
    order of fungi comprising the stinkhorns and related forms whose mature hymenium is slimy and fetid; sometimes placed in subclass Homobasidiomycetes
    Phallus, genus Phallus
    genus of fungi having the cap or pileus hanging free around the stem
    Dictyophera, genus Dictyophera
    closely related to genus Phallus distinguished by an indusium hanging like a skirt from below the pileus
    Mutinus, genus Mutinus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Phallaceae
    Clathrus, genus Clathrus
    type genus of the Clathraceae
    Pseudocolus, genus Pseudocolus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Clathraceae
    Lycoperdon, genus Lycoperdon
    genus of fungi whose fruiting body tapers toward a base consisting of spongy mycelium
    Calvatia, genus Calvatia
    genus of puffballs having outer casings whose upper parts break at maturity into angular pieces to expose the spores
    Geastrum, genus Geastrum
    type genus of Geastraceae; fungi whose outer peridium when dry splits into starlike segments
    Radiigera, genus Radiigera
    a genus of fungus belonging to the family Geastraceae
    Astreus, genus Astreus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Geastraceae
    Nidularia, genus Nidularia
    type genus of the Nidulariaceae
    Gastrocybe, genus Gastrocybe
    a genus of fungi of the family Secotiaceae
    Macowanites, genus Macowanites
    a stout-stemmed genus of fungus belonging to the family Secotiaceae having fruiting bodies that never expand completely
    Gastroboletus, genus Gastroboletus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Secotiaceae; they resemble boletes but the spores are not discharged from the basidium
    Albatrellus, genus Albatrellus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Polyporaceae
    Neolentinus, genus Neolentinus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Polyporaceae
    Nigroporus, genus Nigroporus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Polyporaceae
    Oligoporus, genus Oligoporus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Polyporaceae
    Polyporus, genus Polyporus
    type genus of the Polyporaceae; includes important pathogens of e.g. birches and conifers
    Fistulina, genus Fistulina
    fungi having each pore separate though crowded
    Fomes, genus Fomes
    genus of bracket fungi forming corky or woody perennial shelflike sporophores often of large size; includes some that cause destructive heartrot in trees
    Boletus, genus Boletus
    type genus of Boletaceae; genus of soft early-decaying pore fungi; some poisonous and some edible
    Fuscoboletinus, genus Fuscoboletinus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Boletaceae
    Leccinum, genus Leccinum
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Boletaceae
    Phylloporus, genus Phylloporus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Boletaceae
    Suillus, genus Suillus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Boletaceae
    Strobilomyces, genus Strobilomyces
    fungi similar to Boletus but with a shaggy scaly cap
    Boletellus, genus Boletellus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Boletaceae
    Tremella, genus Tremella
    fungi with yellowish gelatinous sporophores having convolutions resembling those of the brain
    Auricularia, genus Auricularia
    type genus of the Auriculariaceae
    Dacrymyces, genus Dacrymyces
    type genus of the Dacrymycetaceae: fungi with a bifurcate basidium that lacks septa
    Melampsora, genus Melampsora
    rusts having sessile one-celled teliospores in a single layer
    Cronartium, genus Cronartium
    rust fungi having aecia produced in raised or swollen sori and teliospores borne in waxy columns
    Puccinia, genus Puccinia
    type genus of the Pucciniaceae; a large genus of parasitic fungi including many that are destructive to various economic plants
    Gymnosporangium, genus Gymnosporangium
    genus of fungi that produce galls on cedars and other conifers of genera Juniperus and Libocedrus and causes rust spots on apples and pears and other plants of family Rosaceae
    Ustilago, genus Ustilago
    type genus of the Ustilaginaceae; genus comprising the loose smuts
    Tilletia, genus Tilletia
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Tilletiaceae
    Urocystis, genus Urocystis
    a genus of smut fungi belonging to the family Tilletiaceae
    Septobasidium, genus Septobasidium
    type genus of Septobasidiaceae: smooth shelf fungi usually having a well-developed sometimes thick-walled hypobasidium
    Hygrocybe, genus Hygrocybe
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Hygrophoraceae
    Hygrophorus, genus Hygrophorus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Hygrophoraceae
    Hygrotrama, genus Hygrotrama
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Hygrophoraceae
    Neohygrophorus, genus Neohygrophorus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Hygrophoraceae
    Cortinarius, genus Cortinarius
    the largest genus in the Agaricales; agarics having rusty spores and prominent cortinae (cobwebby partial veils)
    Gymnopilus, genus Gymnopilus
    a genus of fungus characterized by the orange color of the spore deposit
    genus Verticillium
    genus of imperfect fungi having conidia borne singly at the apex of whorled branchlets; cause wilt diseases
    Trichophyton, genus Trichophyton
    a genus of fungus of the family Moniliaceae; causes ringworm and favus
    Microsporum, genus Microsporum
    a genus of fungus of the family Moniliaceae; causes ringworm
    genus Monilia
    genus of parasitic yeastlike imperfect fungi having spherical or oval conidia in branched chains; some species usually placed in other genera especially genus Candida
    genus Candida
    a genus of yeastlike imperfect fungi; sometimes included in genus Monilia of the family Moniliaceae
    Cercosporella, genus Cercosporella
    form genus of imperfect fungi lacking pigment in the spores and conidiophores
    Penicillium, genus Penicillium
    genus of fungi commonly growing as green or blue molds on decaying food; used in making cheese and as a source of penicillin
    Blastomyces, genus Blastomyces
    genus of pathogenic yeastlike fungi
    Cercospora, genus Cercospora
    form genus of imperfect fungi that are leaf parasites with long slender spores
    Ustilaginoidea, genus Ustilaginoidea
    genus of imperfect fungi causing plant diseases like smut
    Tubercularia, genus Tubercularia
    type genus of the Tuberculariaceae; fungi with nodules of red or pink conidia; some cause diebacks of woody plants
    genus Fusarium
    a form genus of mostly plant parasites some of which cause dry rot; in humans a species can cause inflammation of cornea leading to blindness
    form genus Rhizoctinia, genus Rhizoctinia
    form genus of imperfect fungi some species of which are now placed in genera Pellicularia and Corticium because their perfect stages have been found
    Ozonium, genus Ozonium
    form genus of imperfect fungi
    Sclerotium, genus Sclerotium
    form genus of sterile imperfect fungi; many form sclerotia; some cause sclerotium disease in plants
    Rhamnus, genus Rhamnus
    type genus of the Rhamnaceae: buckthorns
    Colubrina, genus Colubrina
    mostly tropical American shrubs or small trees with small yellowish flowers and yellow or red fruits
    Ziziphus, genus Ziziphus
    spiny chiefly tropical American and Asiatic shrubs: jujubes
    Paliurus, genus Paliurus
    thorny Eurasian shrubs
    Pomaderris, genus Pomaderris
    a genus of Australasian shrubs and trees
    Vitis, genus Vitis
    the type genus of the family Vitaceae; woody vines with simple leaves and small flowers; includes a wide variety of grapes
    Parthenocissus, genus Parthenocissus
    woody vines having disklike tips on the tendrils
    Piper, genus Piper
    type genus of the Piperaceae: large genus of chiefly climbing tropical shrubs
    genus Peperomia
    large genus of small tropical usually succulent herbs
    Chloranthus, genus Chloranthus
    type genus of the Chloranthaceae
    Saururus, genus Saururus
    type genus of the Saururaceae: lizard's-tails
    Anemopsis, genus Anemopsis
    one species: yerba mansa
    Houttuynia, genus Houttuynia
    one species; east Asian low-growing plant of wet places
    Gleichenia, genus Gleichenia
    type genus of Gleicheniaceae: leptosporangiate ferns with sessile sporangia; South Africa to Malaysia and New Zealand
    Dicranopteris, genus Dicranopteris
    terrestrial ferns of forest margin or open ground; pantropical
    Diplopterygium, genus Diplopterygium
    scandent thicket-forming ferns of Asia to western Pacific
    Sticherus, genus Sticherus
    umbrella ferns; warm regions of Australia and New Zealand
    Ceratopteris, genus Ceratopteris
    water ferns
    Polypodium, genus Polypodium
    a genus of ferns belonging to the family Polypodiaceae and having rounded naked sori
    Aglaomorpha, genus Aglaomorpha
    epiphytic ferns of tropical Asia
    Campyloneurum, genus Campyloneurum
    epiphytic ferns of tropical America
    Drymoglossum, genus Drymoglossum
    epiphytic ferns of Madagascar to tropical Asia and New Guinea
    Drynaria, genus Drynaria
    large robust epiphytic ferns of tropical forest and scrub; Africa and Asia and Australia
    genus Lecanopteris
    epiphytic ferns of southeastern Asia to New Guinea
    Microgramma, genus Microgramma
    epiphytic ferns of tropical America and Africa
    Microsorium, genus Microsorium
    tropical usually epiphytic ferns; Africa to Asia and Polynesia to Australia
    Phlebodium, genus Phlebodium
    chiefly epiphytic tropical ferns with free veins bearing sori
    Platycerium, genus Platycerium
    often epiphytic tropical Old World ferns
    Pyrrosia, genus Pyrrosia
    epiphytic or lithophytic or terrestrial ferns of tropical Old World
    Solanopteris, genus Solanopteris
    tropical American epiphytic ferns having rhizomes with tubers and roots as well as scales
    Cyclophorus, genus Cyclophorus
    tropical Old World ferns having closely crowded circular sori and no indusia
    Vittaria, genus Vittaria
    tropical epiphytic ferns with straplike fronds
    Asplenium, genus Asplenium
    in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae
    Camptosorus, genus Camptosorus
    classification used in some especially former systems for plants usually placed in genus Asplenium
    Ceterach, genus Ceterach
    small genus of Old World ferns; superseded in some classification systems which place plants of this genus in e.g. genera Asplenium and Pleurosorus
    Pleurosorus, genus Pleurosorus
    small genus comprising terrestrial ferns; found in Chile and Spain and Morocco and Australia and New Zealand
    Schaffneria, genus Schaffneria
    one species
    Phyllitis, genus Phyllitis, genus Scolopendrium
    a genus of ferns belonging to the family Polypodiaceae (in some classification systems included in genus Asplenium)
    Blechnum, genus Blechnum
    in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae; terrestrial ferns of cosmopolitan distribution mainly in southern hemisphere: hard ferns
    Doodia, genus Doodia
    in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae; small terrestrial colony-forming ferns of Australasia
    Sadleria, genus Sadleria
    low tree ferns with large fronds; in rain forests and on lava flows of Hawaiian Islands
    Stenochlaena, genus Stenochlaena
    large tropical ferns; some epiphytic climbers and some terrestrial bog ferns; Africa; Asia; Australasia
    Woodwardia, genus Woodwardia
    in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae: chain ferns
    Cyathea, genus Cyathea
    type genus of the Cyatheaceae: tree ferns of the tropical rain forest to temperate woodlands
    genus Davallia
    Old World tropical fern; in some classification systems placed directly in family Polypodiaceae
    Dennstaedtia, genus Dennstaedtia
    chiefly terrestrial ferns; in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae
    Pteridium, genus Pteridium
    a genus of ferns belonging to the family Dennstaedtiaceae
    Dicksonia, genus Dicksonia
    tree ferns of temperate Australasia having bipinnatifid or tripinnatifid fronds and usually marginal sori; in some classification systems placed in family Cyatheaceae
    Cibotium, genus Cibotium
    in some classification systems placed in family Cyatheaceae: ornamental tree ferns with coarse gracefully drooping fronds
    Culcita, genus Culcita
    includes some plants usually placed in e.g. genus Dicksonia: terrestrial ferns resembling bracken; tropical America; Malaysia to Australia and Polynesia; southwestern Europe and Atlantic islands
    genus Thyrsopteris
    one species
    Dryopteris, genus Dryopteris
    large widespread genus of medium-sized terrestrial ferns; in some classification systems placed in Polypodiaceae
    Athyrium, genus Athyrium
    temperate and tropical lady ferns; in some classifications placed in family Polypodiaceae or in the genus Asplenium
    Cyrtomium, genus Cyrtomium
    small genus of tropical Asiatic greenhouse ferns; in some classifications placed in Polypodiaceae
    Cystopteris, genus Cystopteris
    chiefly small perennial rock ferns: bladder ferns; in some classifications placed in Polypodiaceae
    Deparia, genus Deparia
    classification used for 5 species of terrestrial ferns usually placed in other genera
    Diacalpa, genus Diacalpa
    one species: delicate fern of foothills of Himalayas
    Gymnocarpium, genus Gymnocarpium
    oak ferns: in some classification systems included in genus Thelypteris
    Lastreopsis, genus Lastreopsis
    tropical terrestrial shield ferns
    Matteuccia, Pteretis, genus Matteuccia, genus Pteretis
    small genus sometimes included in genus Onoclea; in some classifications both genera are placed in Polypodiaceae
    Olfersia, genus Olfersia
    genus of fern having only one species
    Onoclea, genus Onoclea
    one species: sensitive fern; in some classifications included in Polypodiaceae
    Polybotria, Polybotrya, genus Polybotria, genus Polybotrya
    tropical American ferns; usually terrestrial when young but scandent later
    Polystichum, genus Polystichum
    small to medium-sized terrestrial ferns especially holly ferns; in some classification systems placed in Polypodiaceae
    Rumohra, genus Rumohra
    leatherleaf ferns: in some classifications included in genus Polystichum
    Tectaria, genus Tectaria
    terrestrial or epilithic ferns of tropical rain forests
    genus Woodsia
    genus of small to medium-sized usually rock-inhabiting ferns of temperate and cold regions; in some classification systems placed in Polypodiaceae
    Bolbitis, genus Bolbitis
    terrestrial or less than normally scandent ferns of tropical regions of northern hemisphere
    Lomogramma, genus Lomogramma
    large scandent ferns of southeastern Asia
    Lophosoria, genus Lophosoria
    one species: tree fern of Central and South America
    Loxoma, genus Loxoma
    one species of terrestrial ferns of New Zealand
    Oleandra, genus Oleandra
    or family Polypodiaceae: tropical epiphytic or terrestrial ferns
    Arthropteris, genus Arthropteris
    tropical and subtropical Old World epiphytic or lithophytic ferns
    Nephrolepis, genus Nephrolepis
    small genus of tropical ferns; sometimes placed in Polypodiaceae
    Acrostichum, genus Acrostichum
    in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae
    Actiniopteris, genus Actiniopteris
    terrestrial ferns of tropical Asia and Africa
    Adiantum, genus Adiantum
    cosmopolitan genus of ferns: maidenhair ferns; in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae or Adiantaceae
    Anogramma, genus Anogramma
    a genus of ferns belonging to the family Pteridaceae
    Cheilanthes, genus Cheilanthes
    small evergreen ferns: lipferns; in some classifications placed in family Polypodiaceae or Adiantaceae
    Coniogramme, genus Coniogramme
    terrestrial ferns of Pacific islands and Asia
    Cryptogramma, genus Cryptogramma
    sometimes placed in family Polypodiaceae or Cryptogrammataceae
    Doryopteris, genus Doryopteris
    small to medium tropical tufted ferns; sometimes placed in family Adiantaceae
    Jamesonia, genus Jamesonia
    xerophytic ferns of South America
    Onychium, genus Onychium
    small terrestrial ferns of Old World tropics and subtropics: clawed ferns; sometimes placed in family Cryptogrammataceae
    Pellaea, genus Pellaea
    genus of chiefly small rock-loving ferns; in some classification systems it is placed in the family Polypodiaceae or Adiantaceae
    Pityrogramma, genus Pityrogramma
    terrestrial tropical ferns having fronds with powdery yellowish or white undersides; sometimes placed in family Polypodiaceae or Adiantaceae
    Pteris, genus Pteris
    large genus of terrestrial ferns of tropics and subtropics; sometimes placed in family Polypodiaceae
    Marattia, genus Marattia
    type genus of the Marattiaceae: ferns having the sporangia fused together in two rows
    genus Angiopteris
    one species: tree fern
    Danaea, genus Danaea
    fairly small terrestrial ferns of tropical America
    Psilotum, genus Psilotum
    type genus of the Psilotaceae
    genus Psilophyton
    type genus of the Psilophytaceae: genus of small wiry herbaceous Paleozoic plants with underground rhizomes and apical sporangia
    Rhynia, genus Rhynia
    type genus of the Rhyniaceae; small leafless dichotomously branching fossil plants with terminal sporangia and smooth branching rhizomes
    Horneophyton, genus Horneophyton
    Devonian fossil plant considered one of the earliest forms of vascular land plants; similar to genus Rhynia but smaller
    Equisetum, genus Equisetum
    horsetails; coextensive with the family Equisetaceae
    Lycopodium, genus Lycopodium
    type and sole genus of the Lycopodiaceae; erect or creeping evergreen plants often used for Christmas decorations
    Selaginella, genus Selaginella
    type and sole genus of the Selaginellaceae; evergreen moss-like plants: spike moss and little club moss
    Isoetes, genus Isoetes
    type and genus of the Isoetaceae and sole extant genus of the order Isoetales
    Geoglossum, genus Geoglossum
    type genus of the Geoglossaceae comprising the earthtongues
    Thelypteris, genus Thelypteris
    marsh ferns: in some classification systems considered part of genus Dryopteris in family Dryopteridaceae
    Amauropelta, genus Amauropelta
    epiphytic or terrestrial ferns of America and Africa and Polynesia
    genus Christella
    medium to large terrestrial ferns of tropical forests of Old World to Americas
    Cyclosorus, genus Cyclosorus
    small genus of terrestrial ferns of tropical and subtropical southern hemisphere
    Goniopteris, genus Goniopteris
    terrestrial ferns of Florida and West Indies to Central and South America
    Macrothelypteris, genus Macrothelypteris
    medium to large terrestrial ferns of tropical Asia to Polynesia and Australia; naturalized in Americas
    Meniscium, genus Meniscium
    terrestrial ferns of tropical Americas
    Oreopteris, genus Oreopteris
    3 species of ferns formerly included in genus Dryopteris or Thelypteris
    Parathelypteris, genus Parathelypteris
    terrestrial ferns of warm and tropical Asia and North America
    Phegopteris, genus Phegopteris
    beech ferns: genus is variously classified: considered alternative name for genus Dryopteris or included in genus Thelypteris
    Armillaria, genus Armillaria
    genus of edible mushrooms having white spores an annulus and blue juice; some are edible; some cause root rot
    Armillariella, genus Armillariella
    a honey-colored diminutive form of genus Armillaria; grows in clusters; edible (when cooked) but most attention has been on how to get rid of it
    Asclepias, genus Asclepias
    genus of chiefly North American perennial herbs: silkweed; milkweed
    Araujia, genus Araujia
    small genus of South American evergreen vines
    genus Cynancum
    genus of perennial tropical African lianas
    genus Hoya
    large genus of climbing shrubs of Australia and Asia and Polynesia
    Periploca, genus Periploca
    genus of woody vines of warm regions of the Old World
    Sarcostemma, genus Sarcostemma
    succulent subshrubs or vines; tropical and subtropical India and Africa and Malaysia
    genus Stapelia
    genus of foul-smelling plants resembling cacti; found from Africa to East India
    genus Stephanotis
    genus of Old World tropical woody vines
    Vincetoxicum, genus Vincetoxicum
    genus of chiefly tropical American vines having cordate leaves and large purple or greenish cymose flowers; supposedly having powers as an antidote
    type of:
    taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group
    animal or plant group having natural relations
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    a general kind of something
    “ignore the genus communism”
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    form, kind, sort, variety
    a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
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