genus Smilax

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Noun1.genus Smilax - sometimes placed in Smilacaceaegenus Smilax - sometimes placed in Smilacaceae  
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
sarsaparilla - any of various prickly climbing plants of the tropical American genus Smilax having aromatic roots and heart-shaped leaves
bullbrier, catbrier, greenbrier, horse brier, horse-brier, Smilax rotundifolia, briar, brier - a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries
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Regina Helena Potsch Andreata, an expert in the genus Smilax in Brazil, and the voucher specimens were added to the Herbarium of the School of Agriculture (ESA) under the numbers 107665 (S.
SR) which belongs to genus Smilax and family Liliaceae, is distributed in the south and midland of China.
Regina Helena Potsch Andreata, an expert on the genus Smilax in Brazil, and specimens were incorporated into the ESA herbarium under the numbers 107665 (S.