Definition of Genus Colubrina
1. Noun. Mostly tropical American shrubs or small trees with small yellowish flowers and yellow or red fruits.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Buckthorn Family, Family Rhamnaceae, Rhamnaceae
Member holonyms: Nakedwood
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Colubrina
Literary usage of Genus Colubrina
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"The genus Colubrina Brongniart with 15 existing species in tropical America and one in southeastern Asia is recorded from the Miocene of Bohemia. ..."
2. Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific Between 1896 and 1899 by Henry Brougham Guppy (1906)
"Of the genus Colubrina there seem to be only two Pacific species known—one the widely distributed shore-plant, C. asiatica, a straggling shrub ..."
3. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"The genus Colubrina consists of about 15 species distributed mainly in tropical America and the warmer regions of North America. ..."
4. Circular by United States Forest Service (1911)
"Another species of this genus, Colubrina reclinata Brongn., a relatively low tree, seldom over 60 feet high, found in the mountains of Cuba, yields a strong ..."
5. Professional Paper by Geological Survey (U.S.) (1916)
"The genus Colubrina Brongniart, which contains 15 existing species in tropical America and 1 in southeastern Asia, is recorded from the Miocene of Bohemia. ..."