Definition of Epidendrum

1. Noun. Large and variable genus of terrestrial or epiphytic or lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Americas; some native to United States.

Exact synonyms: Genus Epidendrum
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Epidendron



Definition of Epidendrum

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epidendrum

Ephesus
Ephippidae
Ephippiorhynchus
Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Ephraim
Ephthalite
Ephthalites
EpiP serine protease
EpiPen
Epictetian
Epictetus
Epicurean
Epicureanism
Epicureans
Epicurus
Epidendrum
Epidendrum tampense
Epidendrum venosum
Epigaea repens
Epilachna
Epilachna varivestis
Epilobium
Epilobium angustifolium
Epilobium canum canum
Epilobium hirsutum
Epimedium
Epimedium grandiflorum
Epimenides
Epimetheus
Epinephelus

Literary usage of Epidendrum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1900)
"from a lowly reed-like epidendrum ancestor, and, when crossed with their poor ... In addition to these epidendrum hybrids there are eleven curious crosses ..."

2. The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects by Charles Darwin (1904)
"... contrivance for self-fertilisation—Cattleya, simple manner of fertilisation—epidendrum—Self-fertile ..."

3. Refugium Botanicum: Or Figures and Descriptions from Living Specimens, of ...by William Wilson Saunders, Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach, John Gilbert Baker by William Wilson Saunders, Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach, John Gilbert Baker (1882)
"... as in epidendrum. Materials : — My sketches, the oldest one made in 1844 ; living specimens in the Botanic Garden ; and copious dried specimens ..."

4. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Workedited by Thomas Edward Finegan edited by Thomas Edward Finegan (1922)
".«„w.rd.. Mi 1 »tP (4(.P Endemic) inK 4'e larynx. In its ordinary щ|Ш epidendrum (ue^ an(1 ... epidendrum ..."

5. The Floral Cabinet and Magazine of Exotic Botany by George Beauchamp Knowles, Frederic Westcott (1838)
"Equitant epidendrum. Bot. Reg. NS p. 44. A singular species, and so much resembling the genus ... This is a very pretty and distinct species of epidendrum, ..."

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