Definition of Genus Pisonia
1. Noun. Genus of often thorny tropical trees and shrubs and some vines; mainly America.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Allioniaceae, Family Allioniaceae, Family Nyctaginaceae, Four-o'clock Family, Nyctaginaceae
Member holonyms: Cockspur, Pisonia Aculeata
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pisonia
Literary usage of Genus Pisonia
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 Pisonia Plumier, the only genus thus far found in the Wilcox flora, is represented by three well-marked species. It has about 40 existing species ..."
2. Contributions from the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1904)
"... I have a further criticism to make of current generic references of these trees to the genus Pisonia L., the type species of which is P. aculeata L., ..."
3. Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific Between 1896 and 1899 by Henry Brougham Guppy (1906)
"Like Dodonaea, Metrosideros, and Alphitonia, the cosmopolitan genus Pisonia possesses a polymorphous species that displays its variation in every Pacific ..."
4. Scientific Papers of Asa Gray by Asa Gray (1889)
"... Torr., which Dr. Torrey has since raised to the rank of a genus. Pisonia aculeata is found on Key West. ..."