Marsdenia Mars*de"ni*a, prop. n. [NL. From W. Marsden, an English author.] (Bot.) A genus of plants of the Milkweed family, mostly woody climbers with fragrant flowers, several species of which furnish valuable fiber, and one species ({Marsdenia tinctoria}) affords indigo. [1913 Webster]

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  • Marsdenia — floribunda Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Marsdenĭa — (M.R. Br.). Pflanzengattung, benannt nach William Marsden (welcher Sumatra besuchte u. The history of Sumatra, Lond. 1783, 2. Aufl. 1784, schrieb), aus der Familie der Asclepiadeae verae Pergularicae Hoyeae tylophoreae, 5. Kl. 2. Ordn. L.; Art: M …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Marsdenĭa — R. Br., Gattung der Asklepiadazeen, windende, selten aufrechte Sträucher mit oft ansehnlichen, breiten Blättern und doldigen oder rispigen Blütenständen, kleinen oder mittelgroßen Blüten mit meist glocken oder krugförmiger Blumenkrone und dicken …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Marsdenia — Marsdenĭa, Pflanzengattg., s. Condurango …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Marsdenia —   Marsdenia Marsdenia cundura …   Wikipedia Español

  • Marsdenia — ID 52038 Symbol Key MARSD Common Name marsdenia Family Asclepiadaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution PR Growth Habit N/A D …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Marsdenia — Mars·de·nia (mahrz deґne ə) a genus of woody vines of the family Asclepiadaceae. M. conduranґgo Reichb. f. is condurango, a South American species whose bark (also called condurango) is usually poisonous but in small amounts is medicinal …   Medical dictionary

  • marsdenia — mars·de·nia …   English syllables

  • marsdenia — märzˈdēnēə noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from William Marsden died 1836 English orientalist + New Latin ia : a genus of tropical woody vines (family Asclepiadaceae) having small greenish purple flowers with the crown of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Marsdenia cundurango — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

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