Definition of Genus Erythrina
1. Noun. Genus of attractive tropical shrubs or trees with usually red flowers.
Group relationships: Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae
Member holonyms: Coral Tree, Erythrina
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Erythrina
Literary usage of Genus Erythrina
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1. Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific Between 1896 and 1899 by Henry Brougham Guppy (1906)
"NOTE 53 (page 141) ON THE genus Erythrina We have in E. indica a widely distributed littoral species, ranging from India through Malaya to eastern Australia ..."
2. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1907)
"... quoted as a synonym of Microp- tion; the species in question, when placed in the genus Erythrina, must be called Erythrina Poeppigiana OF Cook in [7. ..."
3. The Floral Magazine: Comprising Figures and Descriptions of Popular Garden by Thomas Moore, Walter Hood Fitch (1873)
"... The genus Erythrina has been well known for a long time as containing some very valuable plants, with bold leaves and very handsome flowers, ..."
4. Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New by Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland (1825)
"It is perhaps a new species of the genus erythrina of Gronovius. It has large silvery scales, edged with green. This fish is extremely voracious, ..."