Definition of Phalaenopsis amabilis

1. Noun. Orchid having large elliptic to obovate fleshy leaves and fragrant pink-and-white flowers dotted with red.

Exact synonyms: Butterfly Plant
Group relationships: Genus Phalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis
Generic synonyms: Moth Orchid, Moth Plant



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phalaenopsis Amabilis

Phaeacian
Phaeacians
Phaedriades
Phaeophyceae
Phaeophyta
Phaethon
Phaethontidae
Phaeton
Phagun
Phaistos
Phalacrocoracidae
Phalacrocorax
Phalacrocorax carbo
Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis amabilis
Phalaenoptilus
Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
Phalange
Phalangeridae
Phalangida
Phalangiidae
Phalangist
Phalangists
Phalangium
Phalangium opilio
Phalanx
Phalaris
Phalaris aquatica
Phalaris arundinacea

Literary usage of Phalaenopsis amabilis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1913)
"Orchids were put up in good shape by William Thatcher, gardener for Mrs. JL Gardner. The group contained Cattleya Mossiae, phalaenopsis amabilis, ..."

2. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Horticultural Society of London (1846)
"... especially two exceedingly handsome large-flowered varieties of Lycaste Skinneri, and a fine specimen of phalaenopsis amabilis. Knightian Medals : 1. ..."

3. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel (1900)
"... Epidendrum nocturnum, and phalaenopsis amabilis. In the last-named plant those of its roots which are buried in the substratum are cylindric and radial, ..."

4. Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. by Massachusetts Horticultural Society, W.D. Ticknor & Co, James Englebert Teschemacher (1873)
"A desirable species from Mexico. phalaenopsis amabilis.—From Manilla, and very appropriately called the queen of orchids. ..."

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