Definition of Genus Achras
1. Noun. Tropical trees having papery leaves and large fruit.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Sapotaceae, Sapodilla Family, Sapotaceae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Achras
Literary usage of Genus Achras
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"... the genus Achras Linne (Sapota Plumier), now monotypic in the West Indies, has three species in the European Miocene; Laba- tia Swartz, ..."
2. Botanical Abstracts by Board of Control of Botanical Abstracts (1921)
"... is without doubt closely related to the American genus Achras, from which it may be separated by the 6 (instead of 12) cells of the ovary. ..."
3. Pamphlets on Forestry in the Philippine Islands (1903)
"This species is very common and widely distributed in open places and second-growth forests throughout the Philippines. Family SAPOTACEAE Genus ACHRAS ..."
4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1904)
"The fruits of some are pleasant, as the sapodilla and other species of the genus Achras, the star apple (qv) and other species of Chrysophyllum, ..."