Definition of Genus odontoglossum
1. Noun. Large and important genus of tropical American mostly epiphytic orchids; some of the most widely grown species are often placed in other genera.
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Odontoglossum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Odontoglossum
Literary usage of Genus odontoglossum
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1. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1886)
"These neat-habited plants divide the honours of what are known as " Cool Orchids " with the genus Odontoglossum, and like them often have especial ..."
2. Terry's Mexico: Handbook for Travellers by Thomas Philip Terry (1909)
"... leopardinum of the genus Odontoglossum is one of the most gorgeous of the forest flowers of the hot lands. In Europe and America, where efforts are ..."