Pereskia

▪ plant genus
      genus of 16 species of trees, shrubs, and vines, family Cactaceae, native to the West Indies and southeastern South America, especially coastal areas. Leafy cactus (P. aculeata), also known as Barbados, or West Indian, gooseberry, is cultivated extensively for hedges and its edible fruit. It has large, flat leaves, which are almost unique among cacti.

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  • Pereskĭa — (P. Mill. Haw.), Pflanzengattung mit durch baumartigen, beblätterten Stamm ausgezeichneten Arten der Familie der Cacteae; Art: P. aculeata (sonst Cactus p.), auf den Antillen, mit dünnen, kletternden Asten, langen weißen Stacheln, weißen,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pereskĭa — Pereskĭa, s. Peireskia …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pereskia — Taxobox name = Pereskia image width = 240px image caption = Pereskia grandifolia regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Caryophyllales familia = Cactaceae subfamilia = Pereskioideae genus = Pereskia genus… …   Wikipedia

  • Pereskia — Pereskia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pereskia — ID 61423 Symbol Key PERES Common Name pereskia Family Cactaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution FL, PR, TX, VI Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Pereskia — noun genus of tropical American shrubby trees and woody climbers having slender branches with broad flat leaves and large panicles of flowers • Syn: ↑genus Pereskia, ↑Peireskia, ↑genus Peireskia • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot genus • Member… …   Useful english dictionary

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