genus Rauwolfia


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Noun1.genus Rauwolfia - pantropical genus of somewhat poisonous shrubs and small trees
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Apocynaceae, dogbane family, family Apocynaceae - chiefly tropical trees or shrubs or herbs having milky juice and often showy flowers; many are sources of drugs
rauvolfia, rauwolfia - any shrub or small tree of the genus Rauwolfia having leaves in whorls and cymose flowers; yield substances used medicinally especially as emetics or purgatives or antihypertensives
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The discovery of the genus Rauwolfia dates back to the 16th century and up to now approximately 130 species of Rauwolfia have been described which are found in most tropical and semi-tropical regions of both northern and southern hemispheres.