Definition of Genus laelia
1. Noun. Large genus of mostly epiphytic or lithophytic Central and South American orchids of various sizes.
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Laelia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Laelia
Literary usage of Genus laelia
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1. Missouri Botanical Garden Bulletin by Missouri botanical garden (1913)
"The laelia-cattleya hybrids, that is those in which a representative of the genus Laelia is crossed with one from the genus Cattleya—the so-called ..."
2. Psyche by Cambridge Entomological Club (1893)
"I refer this species with some doubt to the genus Laelia, owing to the fact that the antennae are heavier than in most species of the genus, and the wings ..."
3. The Annals of Horticulture (1849)
"... both species of the beautiful genus Laelia, one of them bearing violet-coloured, and the other bright yellow flowers. In dry arid clefts in the rocks ..."