Definition of Genus peireskia
1. Noun. Genus of tropical American shrubby trees and woody climbers having slender branches with broad flat leaves and large panicles of flowers.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Cactaceae, Cactus Family, Family Cactaceae
Member holonyms: Barbados Gooseberry, Barbados-gooseberry Vine, Pereskia Aculeata
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Peireskia
Literary usage of Genus peireskia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Organic Chemistry in Its Applications to Agriculture and Physiology by Justus Liebig, Lyon Playfair Playfair, John White Webster (1841)
"Several of them, of which I shall only specify the beautiful Thunbergia alala, and the genus Peireskia, throve quite astonishingly ; the blossoms of the ..."
2. The Fruit of Opuntia Fulgida: A Study of Perennation and Proliferation in by Duncan Starr Johnson (1918)
"In the allied genus Peireskia the primary flower does, it is true, bear several pairs of green leaves, with buds in their axils, and 2 or 3 of these may ..."
3. Organic Chemistry in Its Applications to Agriculture and Physiology by Justus Liebig, Lyon Playfair Playfair (1840)
"... and the genus Peireskia, throve quite astonishingly; the blossoms of the former were so rich, that all who saw it affirmed, they had never before seen ..."
4. A Knowledge of Living Things: With the Laws of Their Existence by Agrippa Nelson Bell (1860)
"With the exception of a single genus, peireskia, no plant of the order possesses leaves Those parts of some species, ..."