Definition of Genus Inga
1. Noun. Genus of tropical trees or shrubs.
Group relationships: Mimosoideae, Subfamily Mimosoideae
Member holonyms: Inga, Ice-cream Bean, Inga Edulis, Guama, Inga Laurina
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Inga
Literary usage of Genus Inga
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1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"The genus Inga, represented in the Wilcox by four well marked species, has upwards of 150 species in the existing flora, all of which are confined to the ..."
2. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1905)
"CHANGES IN PLANT NAMES.—Let us take a lew of the commonest examples of this juggling with names of plants. We all know the genus Inga. ..."
3. Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa: In the by Dixon Denham, Hugh Clapperton, Walter Oudney, Abraham V. Salamé, Robert Brown, Carl Dietrich Eberhard König (1826)
"... herbarium contains thirty-three species, among which there are hardly more than two undescribed, and these belonging to a well-established genus. Inga ..."
4. Flora australiensis: a description of the plants of the Australian territory. by George Bentham, Ferdinand von Mueller (1864)
"Leaves bi- pinnate, except in the American genus Inga. and are technically distributed into four tribes :—Partial, with definite stamens and slightly The ..."
5. The Annals of Horticulture (1848)
"Our present subject belongs to a group separated from the genus Inga, and named Calliandra, which literally signifies " beautiful stamens," and is ..."
6. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1847)
"... the over-loaded genus, Inga, and includes such as, altogether natives of the American continent, resemble Iiv/a in the flowers, and Acacia in the fruit. ..."