Definition of Genus Rauwolfia

1. Noun. Pantropical genus of somewhat poisonous shrubs and small trees.

Exact synonyms: Genus Rauvolfia
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Apocynaceae, Dogbane Family, Family Apocynaceae
Member holonyms: Rauvolfia, Rauwolfia

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Rauwolfia

genus Raffia
genus Raja
genus Ramalina
genus Ramphomicron
genus Rana
genus Ranatra
genus Rangifer
genus Ranunculus
genus Raoulia
genus Raphia
genus Raphicerus
genus Raphus
genus Ratibida
genus Rattus
genus Rauvolfia
genus Rauwolfia (current term)
genus Ravenala
genus Recurvirostra
genus Regalecus
genus Regnellidium
genus Regulus
genus Reithrodontomys
genus Remilegia
genus Reseda
genus Retama
genus Reticulitermes
genus Retrophyllum
genus Rhagoletis
genus Rhamnus
genus Rhapis

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 ..."

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