Definition of Genus Medinilla
1. Noun. Tropical Old World ornamental evergreen shrubs having fleshy leaves and large panicles of white pink flowers.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Melastomaceae, Family Melastomataceae, Meadow-beauty Family, Melastomaceae, Melastomataceae
Member holonyms: Medinilla Magnifica
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Literary usage of Genus Medinilla
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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"... typified by the genus Medinilla. It Is distinguished by a berry-like or coriaceous fruit, which breaks open irregularly ; by having the stamens usually ..."
2. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1843)
"One of the principal features in the genus Medinilla, namely, the spur at the back of the anther, is so nearly wanting here, that it only appears in the ..."
3. Paxton's Flower Garden by John Lindley, Joseph Paxton, Thomas Baines (1884)
"... and having the foliage of a holly, with the flowers of a Bird-cherry. MEDINILLA CURTISII. Cultivators who are only acquainted with the genus Medinilla ..."
4. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1855)
"... especially the genus Medinilla: most of them are semi-parasitic trailing plants, and hang in great masses from the trunks of the trees. ..."