Definition of Genus pereskia

1. Noun. Genus of tropical American shrubby trees and woody climbers having slender branches with broad flat leaves and large panicles of flowers.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pereskia

genus Pelecanus
genus Pellaea
genus Pellicularia
genus Peltandra
genus Peltiphyllum
genus Penelope
genus Peneus
genus Penicillium
genus Pennatula
genus Pennisetum
genus Penstemon
genus Peperomia
genus Perca
genus Percina
genus Perdix
genus Pereskia
genus Pericallis
genus Peridinium
genus Perilla
genus Periophthalmus
genus Peripatopsis
genus Peripatus
genus Periplaneta
genus Periploca
genus Perisoreus
genus Peristedion
genus Pernis
genus Perodicticus
genus Perognathus
genus Peromyscus

Literary usage of Genus pereskia

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1. The Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Joseph Nelson Rose (1919)
"The genus Pereskia, the only representative of this tribe, is, on account of its similarity to other woody flowering plants, considered the nearest cactus ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"... where recent writers have placed it. is very different from Opuntia in many ways, and resembles more closely in habit and foliage the genus Pereskia, ..."

3. The Standard Dictionary of Facts: History, Language, Literature, Biography edited by Henry Woldmar Ruoff (1909)
"The species are succulent shrubs, with minute scale-like leaves (except in the genus Pereskia, tree-cactus, with large leaves), anil with clusters and ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"... is the genus Pereskia, which still possesses leaves of the usual form. "The earliest derived line was Opuntia. From the primitive Opuntia forms the ..."

5. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"The genus Pereskia alone exhibits thick, green foliage-leaves; in the other genera the leaves are replaced by small caducous scales or thorns, ..."

6. The Vegetable World: Being a History of Plants, with Their Botanical by Louis Figuier (1869)
"... the genus Pereskia has true petio- late leaves, which are large and oblong, caducous, or deciduous. The buds, situated at the axils of the leaves, ..."

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