Definition of Pereskia
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 Pereskia
Literary usage of Pereskia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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, ... The nearest generic relatives of pereskia in the cactus family are doubtless the ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"Another very good reason for lifting and dividing the Perennials is that, being mostly strong- rooted plants, they deplete the soil. pereskia (Nicolaus ..."
3. Cactaceous Plants: Their History and Culture by Lewis Castle (1884)
"Structurally this is interesting, as it is a step towards the leaves which we find so strongly developed in the next genus, pereskia. ..."
4. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1838)
"The pereskia is easy to grow, and may, in a short period, be run up to a large size. The following is the extract referred to:— "Although great success has ..."
5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Some 40 names have been given in pereskia for species in this and related genera, but only 13 are now recognized. Only two species are very common in ..."