Definition of Genus Portulaca
1. Noun. Genus of mainly tropical fleshy or trailing herbs.
Group relationships: Family Portulacaceae, Portulacaceae, Purslane Family
Member holonyms: Portulaca, Common Purslane, Portulaca Oleracea, Pussley, Pussly, Verdolagas
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Portulaca
Literary usage of Genus Portulaca
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1. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1907)
"... to the family Portulacaceae, the name Portulacaceae would have to be Examples. — If it were to be shown that the genus Portulaca does not gave the name ..."
2. Curtis's Botanical Magazine Or Flower-garden Displayedby William Curtis, John Sims by William Curtis, John Sims (1803)
"... and the following article were drawn, has given the moft complete account of the genus PORTULACA, ..."
3. Botanical names for English readers by Randal Hibbert Alcock (1876)
"the genus Portulaca, now to this one, which is similar in habit. Por'tula, Dillenius. L., portulaca, Purslane. ..."