Definition of Staphylea
1. Noun. A genus of small trees or shrubs of the family Staphylaceae.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Bladdernut Family, Family Staphylaceae, Staphylaceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Staphylea
Literary usage of Staphylea
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1. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential ...by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1803)
"SPEC. CHAR. Leaves pinnated. Styles and capsules but two. SYN. staphylea pinnata. Linn. Sp. PI. 386. Sm. Fl. Brit. 337. Huds. 131. With. 317. Hull. 65. ..."
2. Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States by Asa Gray (1857)
"... and the embryo (except staphylea) curved or convolute, without albumen. ... staphylea. Lobes of the colored calys and petal» 6, erect. ..."
3. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Home Farmer (1879)
"staphylea COLCHICA. As a forcing shrub for decorative purposes in ... This staphylea as exhibited by Messrs. Veitch is quite distinct from anything else ..."