Definition of Genus Polanisia
1. Noun. Widely distributed herbs having palmate leaves and creamy white to or pink to magenta flowers with many stamens of unequal length.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Caper Family, Capparidaceae, Family Capparidaceae
Member holonyms: Clammyweed, Polanisia Dodecandra, Polanisia Graveolens
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Polanisia
Literary usage of Genus Polanisia
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1. An Introduction to Systematic and Physiological Botany by Thomas Nuttall (1827)
"The new genus Polanisia, lately separated from Cleome, has a similar corolla with that genus; but from 8 to 32 stamens; and a silique of an oblong, ..."
2. The Claims of Japan and Malaysia Upon Christendom by George Tradescant Lay, Charles William King (1839)
"... in the newly constituted genus Polanisia, on account of the number of stamens, which vary from eight to thirty-two, the smallness of the torus or ..."