Definition of Genus calanthe
1. Noun. Large and widely distributed genus of terrestrial orchids.
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Calanthe
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Calanthe
Literary usage of Genus calanthe
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1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"genus calanthe CALANTHE (Greek, kalos, beautiful, anthos, flower). A genus of about forty species of handsome stove Orchids of terrestrial habit. ..."
2. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1886)
"with its green flowers spotted with black, shown by Mr. JC Duke. Of the genus Calanthe but few kinds were shown. ..."
3. The Floral Cabinet and Magazine of Exotic Botany by George Beauchamp Knowles, Frederic Westcott (1837)
"The genus Calanthe contains about 20 species, few of which have, as yet, been cultivated in this country. They are natives almost exclusively of the East ..."