Definition of Genus masdevallia
1. Noun. Large genus of tropical American mostly epiphytic orchids whose flowers have sepals fused at the base forming a tube; includes orchids sometimes placed in genera Dracula and Dryadella and Scaphosepalum.
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Masdevallia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Masdevallia
Literary usage of Genus masdevallia
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1. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1894)
"THE genus masdevallia. Issued by the MARQUIS of LOTHIAN, KT London : RH Porter. The genus Masdevallia is a deservedly popular one with ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"See "The genus masdevallia," by Florence H. Wool- ward (1890). LHB Masdevallias are found growing at high elevations, ranging from u',000 to 12000 feet ..."
3. Investing in Biological Diversity: The Cairns Conference : Proceedings of by OECD Staff (1997)
"In the orchid genus Masdevallia, for example, over 1 10 species have been recorded from only a single site; this is nearly 47 per cent of all species ..."
4. The Journal of Botany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1853)
"As an example, the genus Masdevallia may be mentioned; in 1833 supposed to consist of only three species, and to belong to the section called ..."