Definition of Genus aerides
1. Noun. Epiphytic orchids of tropical Asia having stiff leaves and fragrant white flowers in arching racemes.
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Aerides
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Aerides
Literary usage of Genus aerides
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1. Orchidaceae: Illustrations and Studies of the Family Orchidaceae by Oakes Ames (1915)
"Although numerous garden forms have been described from Philippine specimens, the genus Aerides is represented by few species in the Philippines. ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"—This Interesting species marks the N. limit of the genus Aerides. Requires cooler treatment than the other species. вв. Peduncles ascending. ..."
3. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1841)
"OF the genus Aerides few species are at present known in this country, although it is said to comprise no less than twenty-six distinct kinds. ..."
4. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"Sugar crystals of considerable size formed from the sweet juices of the flower are only found in some Orchids of the genus Aerides. It is not necessary to ..."