Definition of Angraecum
1. Noun. Genus of tropical Old World epiphytic orchids with showy flowers sometimes grotesque.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Angrecum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Angraecum
Literary usage of Angraecum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Genera and Species of Orchideous Plants by John Lindley (1830)
"In the third place, M. Ach. Richard states that there is no gland in angraecum gladii- folium ; this happens to be the only Isle of France species I possess ..."
2. Comparative Anatomy of the Vegetative Organs of the Phanerogams and Ferns by Anton Bary (1884)
"In some though less frequent cases the walls are again quite regularly thickened, and only present more or less numerous pits (angraecum subulatum, ..."
3. Missouri Botanical Garden Bulletin by Missouri botanical garden (1913)
"Flowers of this species were examined by Charles Darwin, and he drew the following interesting inference from his observations: "If the angraecum in its ..."
4. The Reign of Law by George Douglas Campbell Argyll (1867)
"Thus it would appear that there has been a race in gaining length between the nectary of the angraecum and the proboscis of certain Moths; but the angraecum ..."