Definition of Genus Physostigma
1. Noun. African woody vines: calabar beans.
Generic synonyms: Plant Genus
Group relationships: Fabaceae, Family Fabaceae, Family Leguminosae, Legume Family, Leguminosae, Pea Family
Member holonyms: Calabar-bean Vine, Physostigma Venenosum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Physostigma
Literary usage of Genus Physostigma
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1. Transactions of the ... Session of the American Institute of Homœopathy by American Institute of Homeopathy Session (1875)
"The most remarkable character of the genus Physostigma is that derived from the stigma, which possesses a singular crescent-shaped hooded appendage. ..."
2. Note-book of Materia Medica, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics by Robert Edmund Scoresby-Jackson (1867)
"... of which it is the only known species. After a careful examination of it. Professor Balfour was induced to name the genus Physostigma ..."