Definition of Hybanthus
1. Noun. A genus of herbs and small shrubs with white or purple flowers; grows in tropical or subtropical regions.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Violaceae, Violaceae, Violet Family
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hybanthus
Literary usage of Hybanthus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy by Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (1832)
"Viola hybanthus, LINN. AUBLET. Hybanthus scandens, JACQ.UIN. Roots white, slender, tortuous, interlaced, of a disagreeable taste and smell. ..."
2. A Text-book of Botany and Pharmacognosy: Intended for the Use of Students of by Henry Kraemer (1907)
"... from the root of Hybanthus Ipecacuanha of Brazil. It is easily distinguished from ipecac by being somewhat branched, larger and with a thin bark. ..."
3. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy: Intended for the Use of Students in by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"An emetic principle is also present in the roots of other species of Hybanthus, the root of Anchieta salutaris of Brazil, and possibly also in the rhizome ..."
4. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Country Gentlemen (1878)
"... to Venezuela, Columbia, Guatemala, and St. Vincent ; but which, curiously enough, has not been detected in Trinidad." C. Hybanthus exhibits many forms ..."