Karwinskia

Karwinskia
Kar·win·skia kär-'winz-kē-ə n a genus of shrubs or small trees (family Rhamnaceae) that are chiefly native to Mexico and the southwestern U.S., have flowers with small hooded short-clawed petals and fleshy drupes, and include one (K. humboldtiana) with a fruit that has been known to poison birds (as domestic chickens)
Kar·win·sky Von Kar·win kär-'vin-skē-fȯn-'kär-vin Wilhelm (d 1855)
German traveler. The genus Karwinskia was named in Karwinsky's honor in 1832.

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Kar·win·skia (kahr-winґske-ə) a genus of shrubs of the family Rhamnaceae, found mostly in the southwestern United States and Mexico. K. humboldtiaґna is the buckthorn or coyotillo, a shrub whose fruit causes buckthorn poisoning.

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  • Karwinskia — Systematik Kerneudikotyledonen Rosiden Eurosiden I Ordnung: Rosenartige (Rosales) Familie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Karwinskĭa — (K. Zucc.), nach Baron v. Karwinsky in München, welcher Mexico bereiste, benannte Gattung aus der Familie der Rhamneae Franguleae; Arten in Mexico …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Karwinskia — ID 44208 Symbol Key KARWI Common Name karwinskia Family Rhamnaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution TX Growth Habit N/A Dura …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Karwinskia humboldtiana — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • Karwinskia humboldtiana — paprastoji karvinskija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šunobelinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Karwinskia humboldtiana), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Karwinskia humboldtiana angl. coyotillo isp. cacachila šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Karwinskia humboldtiana — Coyotillo Co yo*til lo, n. [Mex. Sp. dim. See {Coyote}.] A low rhamnaceous shrub ({Karwinskia humboldtiana}) of the southwestern United States and Mexico. Its berries are said to be poisonous to the coyote. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Karwinskia Zucc. — Symbol KARWI Common Name karwinskia Botanical Family Rhamnaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Karwinskia humboldtiana — ID 44209 Symbol Key KAHU Common Name coyotillo Family Rhamnaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution TX Growth Habit Tree, Shrub Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • karwinskia — kar·win·skia …   English syllables

  • karwinskia — kärˈwinzkēə, n(t)sk noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Wilhelm Karwinsky von Karwin died 1855 German traveler + New Latin ia : a genus of shrubs or small trees (family Rhamnaceae) that are chiefly native to Mexico and the… …   Useful english dictionary

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