Definition of Genus Vernonia
1. Noun. Genus of New World tropical herbs or shrubs with terminal cymose heads of tubular flowers.
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Ironweed, Vernonia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Vernonia
Literary usage of Genus Vernonia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1918)
"The genus Vernonia occurs in both the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, over a wide range of latitude and under almost every conceivable condition of ..."
2. The Chicago Medical Journal and Examiner (1884)
"Medical properties: Astringent, styptic, anodyne, vermifuge, pectoral, diuretic. genus Vernonia (Ironweed). V. Noveboracensis (Common Ironweed); ..."
3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1877)
"In the genus Vernonia, one of the largest of the Composite order, Vernonia Anthelmintica, common in waste places throughout India, furnishes from its seeds ..."
4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1906)
"... Gleason, "The genus Vernonia in the Bahamas"; Underwood, "American Ferns — VI, Species Added to the Flora of the United States from 1900 to 1905. ..."
5. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1913)
"Dr. HA Gleason, of the University of Michigan, spent the month of January at the New York Botanical Garden studying the genus Vernonia and other subjects. ..."