Definition of Genus Loasa
1. Noun. Genus of tropical American prickly herbs or subshrubs.
Group relationships: Family Loasaceae, Loasa Family, Loasaceae
Member holonyms: Loasa
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Literary usage of Genus Loasa
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1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"... genus Loasa LOASA (authorities differ as to the significance of the name ; it has been variously stated to be derived from the name of a Spanish ..."
2. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Annuals. by Loudon (Jane) (1842)
"All the plants belonging to the genus Loasa have the tube of the calyx not twisted, but the plant called Loata lateritia has the tube of the calyx twisted, ..."
3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"Some of the species are frequently to be seen in hothouses and flower- gardens. The genus Loasa, sometimes receives the Popular name o? CHILI NETTLE. ..."
4. Chambers' Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1874)
"Some of the species are frequently to be seen in hothouses and flower- gardens. The genus Loasa sometimes receives the popular name of ..."
5. Travels in the Interior of Brazil, Principally Through the Northern by George Gardner (1849)
"The genus Loasa, so very common in Chili and Peru, has only few representatives in Brazil; one which I have called Loasa rupestris, was found here in rocky ..."
6. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by William Thomas Brande, George William Cox (1866)
"... their scattered stamens, their confluent pendulous ovules, and albuminous seeds. The principal genus, Loasa, consists of stinging herbs. ..."
7. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1890)
"There are about seventy known species, herbaceous plants, hispid with stinging hairs. The genus Loasa sometimes receives the popular name of Chili Nettle. ..."
8. The British Florist: Or, Lady's Journal of Horticulture (1846)
"THE genus Loasa. WITH AN ENGRAVING OF L. LUCIDA. THE derivation of the singular name bestowed on this genus by Adanson has never been explained, ..."