Definition of Genus phaius
1. Noun. Genus of Asiatic and Australian terrestrial orchids.
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Phaius
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Phaius
Literary usage of Genus phaius
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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"The genus Phaius includes both epiphytic and terrestrial representatives. The noteworthy epiphytic types are native of Madagascar, including P. ..."
2. Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. by Massachusetts Horticultural Society, W.D. Ticknor & Co, James Englebert Teschemacher (1873)
"126) as follows: — •• From Bletia, this genus [Phaius] is distinguished by the labellum being constantly connate with the base of the column and spurred, ..."
3. Gardeners' Magazine of Botany, Horticulture, Floriculture, and Natural Science by Thomas Moore, William P Ayres (1850)
"The authorities for both generic and specific names arc not always correctly given. The genus Phaius is referred to Paxton instead of Loureiro ..."