Definition of Sinningia
1. Noun. Genus of perennial tuberous herbs and shrubs of Central and South America.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Gesneriaceae, Gesneria Family, Gesneriaceae
Member holonyms: Florist's Gloxinia, Gloxinia Spesiosa, Sinningia Speciosa
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sinningia
Literary usage of Sinningia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"Gloxinia has no tubers: sinningia has a tuberous rhizome. Gloxinia has a ring-like or annual disk about the ovary: sinningia has 5 distinct glands. ..."
2. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1840)
"It was originally generated by the impregnation of blossoms of sinningia velutina, with the pollen from flowers of Gloxinia ..."
3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Name given to hybrids of Gloxinia (sinningia) and Gesneria. See Gloxinia. GLOXINIA, The genus Gloxinia was founded by L'Héritier in 1785(named in ..."
4. The Florist (1848)
"Not content with this, I was determined to try what I could do with sinningia hirsuta, a plant apparently more distinct from the Gloxinia than sinningia ..."