Sticta pulmonacea
Lungwort Lung"wort`, n. (Bot.) (a) An herb of the genus {Pulmonaria} ({Pulmonaria officinalis}), of Europe; -- so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. (b) Any plant of the genus {Mertensia} (esp. {Mertensia Virginica} and {Mertensia Sibirica}), plants nearly related to {Pulmonaria}. The American lungwort is {Mertensia Virginica}, Virginia cowslip. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

{Cow's lungwort} mullein.

{Sea lungwort}, {Mertensia maritima}, found on the seacoast of Northern Europe and America.

{Tree lungwort}, a lichen ({Sticta pulmonacea}) growing on trees and rocks. The thallus is lacunose, and in appearance somewhat resembles the lungs, for diseases of which it was once thought a remedy. [1913 Webster]


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  • STICTA — СТИКТА — Исходное растение. Lobaria pulmonaria (L.) Hoffmann Лобария легочная.Синонимы. Lichen pulmonarius L., Sticta pulmonacea Asch., Sticta pulmonaria Birola.Сем. Stictaceae Стиктовые. Класс: Ascolichenes Сумчатые лишайники.Распространение. Растет как… …   Справочник по гомеопатии

  • Sticta — Ach. (Grubenflechte), Laubflechtengattung aus der Familie der Stictazeen, mit weißen, entrindeten Flecken (Cyphellen) auf der Unterseite des Thallus, meist am Rande des letztern befindlichen Apothecien und spindelförmigen, 2–4 teiligen Sporen. S …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sticta — Schreb., Grubenflechte, Pflanzengattg. der Laubflechten. S. pulmonacĕa Ach. (Lungenflechte [Abb. 1811]), lederartige Flechte an Baumstämmen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Лишаи — лишайники или ягели (Lichenes) мелкие и невзрачные с виду растеньица, прежде считавшиеся самостоятельными организмами. Каждый Л. состоит из двух совершенно различных, хотя и тесно соединенных друг с другом организмов: гриба и водоросли,… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Cow's lungwort — Lungwort Lung wort , n. (Bot.) (a) An herb of the genus {Pulmonaria} ({Pulmonaria officinalis}), of Europe; so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. (b) Any plant of the genus {Mertensia} (esp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lungwort — Lung wort , n. (Bot.) (a) An herb of the genus {Pulmonaria} ({Pulmonaria officinalis}), of Europe; so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. (b) Any plant of the genus {Mertensia} (esp. {Mertensia… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mertensia maritima — Lungwort Lung wort , n. (Bot.) (a) An herb of the genus {Pulmonaria} ({Pulmonaria officinalis}), of Europe; so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. (b) Any plant of the genus {Mertensia} (esp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mertensia Sibirica — Lungwort Lung wort , n. (Bot.) (a) An herb of the genus {Pulmonaria} ({Pulmonaria officinalis}), of Europe; so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. (b) Any plant of the genus {Mertensia} (esp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mertensia Virginica — Lungwort Lung wort , n. (Bot.) (a) An herb of the genus {Pulmonaria} ({Pulmonaria officinalis}), of Europe; so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. (b) Any plant of the genus {Mertensia} (esp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mertensia Virginica — Lungwort Lung wort , n. (Bot.) (a) An herb of the genus {Pulmonaria} ({Pulmonaria officinalis}), of Europe; so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. (b) Any plant of the genus {Mertensia} (esp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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