Definition of Coryanthes
1. Noun. Small genus of tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic orchids.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Helmet Orchid, Helmetflower
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coryanthes
Literary usage of Coryanthes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Timehri: The Journal of the Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of by Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of British Guiana (1893)
"coryanthes maculata.—We have lately had another good opportunity of observing the wonderful contrivances by which the flowers of this orchid are fertilised. ..."
2. Conversations on Nature and Art (1839)
"coryanthes MACU- LATA. SHAGREEN.—FRAGRANCE OF FLOWERS AFTER RAIN. What are flowers? perfect things Breathing in unwholesome air; Left to aid Hope's weary ..."