Definition of Catasetum
1. Noun. Genus of tropical American orchids having showy male and female flowers usually on separate inflorescences.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Catasetum Macrocarpum, Jumping Orchid
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catasetum
Literary usage of Catasetum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner Von Marilaun (1902)
"catasetum will need a somewhat detailed account, for the reason that in this genus the ... The column in the flower of catasetum (see figs 2751 and 2752), ..."
2. The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects by Charles Darwin (1904)
"I will begin with catasetum. A brief inspection of the flower shows that here, ... We shall, moreover, presently see that catasetum is exclusively a male ..."
3. The British Florist: Or, Lady's Journal of Horticulture (1846)
"The very plant from which Dr. Lindley formed his genus Monacanthus flowered the following season, and produced the flowers of catasetum tridentatum; ..."
4. Charles Darwin's Works by Charles Darwin (1877)
"catasetum callosum.—The flowers of this species * are smaller than those of the last, but resemble them in most respects. The edge of the labellum is ..."
5. The Floral Cabinet and Magazine of Exotic Botany by George Beauchamp Knowles, Frederic Westcott (1837)
"The correctness of this opinion has been recently verified by the remarkable and astounding fact, that flowers oí catasetum, ..."
6. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1837)
"966, in April, 1826, is the following note under catasetum cristatum:— " ' The importance of the peculiarity which exists in the label- lum (namely, ..."