Definition of Genus Panax
1. Noun. Perennial herbs of eastern North America and Asia having aromatic tuberous roots: ginseng.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Araliaceae, Family Araliaceae, Ivy Family
Member holonyms: Ginseng, Nin-sin, Panax Ginseng, Panax Pseudoginseng, Panax Schinseng, American Ginseng, Panax Quinquefolius, Sang
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Literary usage of Genus Panax
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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"As defined by others, the genus Panax includes only 7 or 8 herbaceous species, natives of the ... As thus understood, the genus Panax includes the ginseng, ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"The genus Panax Linne with about six existing species in Asia and North America has furnished a number of fossil forms based on numerous characteristic ..."
3. The Indian Forester (1886)
"The genus Panax is interesting from the fact that in many species the leaves are di- or tri-morphic. Mr. Kirk thus describes P. crassifolium in the ..."
4. A Handbook for Travellers in New Zealand: Auckland, the Hot Lake District by John Murray (Firm), F. W. Pennefather (1893)
"Its fruit is pleasant, and forms the principal food of the wood-pigeon. Grows throughout the Islands. Order—ARALIACEAE. Genus—Panax, Linn. ..."
5. Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes: Being Records of Travel on the by Richard Spruce, Alfred Russel Wallace (1908)
"Two species of the fine genus Panax are not uncommon. Rubiacea, 19.—I think I gathered every plant of this order I ..."