Definition of Malvaviscus
1. Noun. Small genus of shrubs of Central and South America: wax mallows.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Malvaceae, Mallow Family, Malvaceae
Member holonyms: Sleeping Hibiscus, Wax Mallow, Waxmallow
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malvaviscus
Literary usage of Malvaviscus
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1. Genera Florae Americae Boreali-orientalis Illustrata: The Genera of the by Asa Gray (1849)
"This group should probably be restored to malvaviscus, or form a distinct genus. PLATE 130. PAVONIA WRIGHTII, n. ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"From malvaviscus it differs in having a dry rather than a baccate fruit, and in other characters. The garden species are perennials of easy culture, ..."
3. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1864)
"In malvaviscus, Payer describes the loculi (corresponding to the fertile carpels) as superposed to the petals, f In Urena (U. americana, U. lobata, ..."
4. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1864)
"In malvaviscus, Payer describes the loculi (corresponding to the fertile carpels) as superposed to the petals.f In Urena (U. americana, U. lobata, ..."