Definition of Genus corallorhiza
1. Noun. Genus of leafless root-parasitic orchids having small purplish or yellowish racemose flowers with lobed lips; widely distributed in temperate regions.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Coral Root
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Corallorhiza
Literary usage of Genus corallorhiza
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1. Our Native Orchids: A Series of Drawings from Nature of All the Species by William Hamilton Gibson, Helena Dewey Leeming Jelliffe (1905)
"This Coralroot differs structurally from the genus Corallorhiza in many ways, one being that there is not even the rudiment of the spur ..."
2. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1904)
"Five years later, in discussing the genus Corallorhiza, Nuttall * again used the name C. hiemalis, ..."
3. An Introduction to Systematic and Physiological Botany by Thomas Nuttall (1827)
"There are also 2 imperfect anthers, and three pollinia. It is in fact a very distinct genus. The genus Corallorhiza, or Coral-root, from its branching, ..."
4. The Orchids of New England: A Popular Monograph by Henry Ives Baldwin (1884)
"The genus Corallorhiza (Coral-root), northern or extra-tropical in range and containing about ten species, has four representatives in the North-eastern ..."
5. Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, Performed by Edwin James (1823)
"... placed by Mr. Nuttall under the genus corallorhiza of Haller, occurs in the fertile soils of the Mississippi, with two radical leaves, as described by ..."