Definition of Genus Pogonia

1. Noun. Small but widely distributed genus of orchids closely related to genus Cleistes;: of damp or boggy areas of north temperate zone.

Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Pogonia



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pogonia

genus Plumbago
genus Plumeria
genus Pluteus
genus Pluvialis
genus Pluvianus
genus Poa
genus Podalyria
genus Podargus
genus Podiceps
genus Podilymbus
genus Podocarpus
genus Podophyllum
genus Poecilocapsus
genus Poecilogale
genus Poephila
genus Pogonia (current term)
genus Pogostemon
genus Polanisia
genus Polemonium
genus Polianthes
genus Polioptila
genus Polistes
genus Pollachius
genus Polyangium
genus Polyborus
genus Polybotria
genus Polybotrya
genus Polycirrus
genus Polydactylus
genus Polyergus

Literary usage of Genus Pogonia

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1. The Zoological Miscellany: Being Descriptions of New Or Interesting Animals by William Elford Leach, Richard P. Nodder (1815)
"The genus POGONIA* was proposed by Mons. Vieillot, in a paper sent by that gentleman to the Linnean Society, and as it is a natural one, I have adopted it. ..."

2. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1907)
"One of these so-called "meteoric" plants is a very queer orchid of the genus Pogonia. In appearance and habit it is wholly unlike its pretty sister, ..."

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