Definition of Genus epidendrum
1. Noun. Large and variable genus of terrestrial or epiphytic or lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Americas; some native to United States.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Epidendron
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Epidendrum
Literary usage of Genus epidendrum
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1. Paxton's Flower Garden by Sir Joseph Paxton, John Lindley, Thomas Baines (1883)
"... the genus Epidendrum does not furnish near so many ... with the genus Epidendrum worth taking into ..."
2. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1886)
"The whole genus was at one time referred by Professor Reichenbach to the genus Epidendrum, and indeed there are connecting links in the form of such plants ..."
3. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"One of the subdivisions of the genus Epidendrum, including those species (between forty and fifty in number) with slender leafy erect stems, and flowers on ..."