genus Brunfelsia


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Noun1.genus Brunfelsia - genus of tropical American shrubs grown for their flowers followed by fleshy berrylike fruits
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Solanaceae, potato family, Solanaceae - large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra
Brunfelsia americana, lady-of-the-night - West Indian shrub with fragrant showy yellowish-white flowers
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Alkaloids such as scopoletin have been reported in most species of the genus Brunfelsia (MORS & ROBEIRO, 1957), and the calystegine alkaloids were identified in B.