Definition of Bletia
1. Noun. Any of various orchids of the genus Bletia having pseudobulbs and erect leafless racemes of large purple or pink flowers.
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Literary usage of Bletia
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1. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1901)
"bletia.—R. hyacintha is a beautiful Chinese Orchid, having ribbed leaves, and slender flower-stems г ft. or more high, bearing about half a dozen showy ..."
2. The Window Gardener by Edward Sprague Rand (1876)
"bletia. — PHAIUS. — GOODYERA. rT^HE word " orchid" conveys to most minds an idea of a plant which grows only in great heat, and requires a peculiar mode of ..."
3. The Genera and Species of Orchideous Plants by John Lindley (1830)
"bletia capitata. R. Br. B. " labello prope basin intus callo ... Kew. 5. 2O6. Hab. in India Occidentali; R. Brown. 10. bletia obcordata. ..."