Definition of Genus Polygala
1. Noun. Type genus of the Polygalaceae: milkwort; senega; snakeroot.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Polygalaceae, Milkwort Family, Polygalaceae
Member holonyms: Milkwort
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Polygala
Literary usage of Genus Polygala
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1. The Chicago Medical Journal and Examiner (1884)
"Order Polygalaceae (Polygala Family), 1 genus, 5 species: genus Polygala (Milkwort). P. incarnata; P. sanguinea; P. senega (Seneca Snakeroot); ..."
2. Synoptical Flora of North America by Asa Gray, Sereno Watson (1897)
"A widely distributed order of which more than half of the species belong to the typical genus Polygala. ..."
3. American Medical Botany: Being a Collection of the Native Medicinal Plants by Jacob Bigelow (1818)
"The specimen, from which our drawing was taken, was gathered on the borders of Lake Champlain. The genus Polygala has a jive leaved calyx, two of the leaves ..."
4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1900)
"... genus polygala is represented by between four and five hundred species, of which one-half are indigenous to America. Dragendorff (Die Heilpflanzen ..."
5. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1838)
"The majority of the species were for a long time included in the well known genus Polygala, but for scientific reasons it has been found necessary to ..."