Definition of Genus pereskia
1. Noun. Genus of tropical American shrubby trees and woody climbers having slender branches with broad flat leaves and large panicles of flowers.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Cactaceae, Cactus Family, Family Cactaceae
Member holonyms: Barbados Gooseberry, Barbados-gooseberry Vine, Pereskia Aculeata
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pereskia
Literary usage of Genus pereskia
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1. The Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Joseph Nelson Rose (1919)
"The genus Pereskia, the only representative of this tribe, is, on account of its similarity to other woody flowering plants, considered the nearest cactus ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"... where recent writers have placed it. is very different from Opuntia in many ways, and resembles more closely in habit and foliage the genus Pereskia, ..."
3. The Standard Dictionary of Facts: History, Language, Literature, Biography edited by Henry Woldmar Ruoff (1909)
"The species are succulent shrubs, with minute scale-like leaves (except in the genus Pereskia, tree-cactus, with large leaves), anil with clusters and ..."
4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"... is the genus Pereskia, which still possesses leaves of the usual form. "The earliest derived line was Opuntia. From the primitive Opuntia forms the ..."
5. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"The genus Pereskia alone exhibits thick, green foliage-leaves; in the other genera the leaves are replaced by small caducous scales or thorns, ..."
6. The Vegetable World: Being a History of Plants, with Their Botanical by Louis Figuier (1869)
"... the genus Pereskia has true petio- late leaves, which are large and oblong, caducous, or deciduous. The buds, situated at the axils of the leaves, ..."