genus Jacquinia


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Noun1.genus Jacquinia - sometimes placed in family Myrsinaceae
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Theophrastaceae, Theophrastaceae - family of mainly tropical American trees and shrubs similar to those of the Myrsinaceae; often included in the Myrsinaceae
bracelet wood, Jacquinia armillaris - small West Indian shrub or tree with hard glossy seeds patterned yellow and brown that are used to make bracelets
barbasco, Jacquinia keyensis, joewood - West Indian shrub or small tree having leathery saponaceous leaves and extremely hard wood
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This shrub, like the rest of the 33 species in the genus Jacquinia, has coriaceous, simple and alternate leaves, and a modified leaf apex in the shape of a spine (Stahl 1995).