Definition of Genus Rauwolfia
1. Noun. Pantropical genus of somewhat poisonous shrubs and small trees.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Apocynaceae, Dogbane Family, Family Apocynaceae
Member holonyms: Rauvolfia, Rauwolfia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Rauwolfia
Literary usage of Genus Rauwolfia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"The genus Rauwolfia consists of about 45 species, which occur in the tropics of the old and new world. In the Hawaiian Islands only one species is ..."
2. Experimental Researches Concerning the Philosophy of Permanent Colours: And by Edward Bancroft (1814)
"Several species of the genus Rauwolfia abound in a glutinous milky juice, which blackens by exposure to the air, and gives lasting dark-coloured stains; ..."
3. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1905)
"... who first collected it in Guam, to the genus Rauwolfia. The branches are cylindrical and smooth; leaves 7 to 10 cm. long, 16 to 20 mm. wide, ..."
4. 6th Annual Report on Carcinogens (1991) by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"USE Reserpine is a naturally occurring alkaloid produced by several members of the genus Rauwolfia, ..."
5. Eighth Annual Report on Carcinogens: 1998 Summary edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"Use Reserpine is a naturally occurring alkaloid produced by several members of the genus Rauwolfia, a climbing shrub indigenous to southern and southeast ..."