Definition of Genus calanthe

1. Noun. Large and widely distributed genus of terrestrial orchids.

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



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Calanthe

genus Cacatua
genus Cacicus
genus Cadra
genus Caenolestes
genus Caesalpinia
genus Caiman
genus Cairina
genus Cajanus
genus Cakile
genus Caladenia
genus Caladium
genus Calamagrostis
genus Calamintha
genus Calamus
genus Calandrinia
genus Calanthe
genus Calceolaria
genus Calendula
genus Calidris
genus Calla
genus Calliandra
genus Callicebus
genus Callimorpha
genus Callinectes
genus Calliophis
genus Calliphora
genus Callirhoe
genus Callisaurus
genus Callistephus
genus Callithrix

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 ..."

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