from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of tropical apocynaceous shrubs having singularly twisted flowers. One species (Strophanthus hispidus) is used medicinally as a cardiac sedative and stimulant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of gamopetalous plants, of the order Apocynaceæ, tribe Echitideæ, and subtribe Nerieæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various shrubs or small trees of the genus Strophanthus having whorled leaves and showy flowers of various colors in dense and corymbose clusters; some have poisonous seeds
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Lianas and climbers are also common in the understory, including Combretum elaeagnoides, C. celastroides, Dalbergia martinii, Acacia ataxacantha, Friesodielsia obovata, and Strophanthus kombe.
These latter are derived from a plant, Strophanthus kombe, and they act in a quite different way.
Digitalis leaves and Strophanthus seeds, are also intimately associated with the steroids.
_Strophanthus hispidus_, the new cardiac stimulant, is seen in Fig. 3, taken by this new instrument.
= -- Under ordinary circumstances tendrils may be described as modifications of the leaf, the stipule, the branch, or of the flower stalk, so that it is not a matter of surprise to find tendrils occasionally springing from the sepals or petals, as indeed happens normally in _Hodgsonia_, _Strophanthus_, _&c.
_Clitandra_, _Carpodinus_ and _Conopharygia_, and from other apocynaceous plants; the _Strophanthus_ pod (furnishing a valuable drug); ground-nuts