Definition of Genus cymbidium
1. Noun. Genus of tropical epiphytic or terrestrial Old World orchids; one of the most popular orchid genera.
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Cymbid, Cymbidium
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cymbidium
Literary usage of Genus cymbidium
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1. A Contribution to the Flora of Australia by William Woolls (1867)
"... of which latter, a straw-coloured variety occurs in New England. (20.) The genus Cymbidium is now ..."
2. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1843)
"THIS very beautiful addition to the genus Cymbidium, which is named after His Grace the Duke of Devonshire, was found by his Grace's collector, Mr. Gibson, ..."
3. The Gardener's Magazine and Register of Rural and Domestic Improvement by J C Loudon (1838)
"The most striking of all the plants belonging to the true genus Cymbidium ; a native of Nepal, where it was discovered by Dr. Wallich in 1831. ..."