Definition of subgenus
: a category in biological classification ranking below a genus and above a species
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Fossils belonging to another subgenus of Metrosideros, also discovered in Tasmania, were shown to be about 35 million years old.
No doubt other new genera will be carved out from Sedum, and quite likely one of these will be the Mexican subgenus Pachysedum.
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Origin and Etymology of subgenus
First Known Use: 1699See Words from the same year
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