Definition of Encyclia
1. Noun. Large genus of epiphytic and lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Americas and West Indies; formerly included in genus Epidendrum.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Cattleya Citrina, Encyclia Citrina, Tulip Orchid, Butterfly Orchid, Encyclia Tampensis, Epidendrum Tampense, Butterfly Orchid, Butterfly Orchis, Encyclia Venosa, Epidendrum Venosum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Encyclia
Literary usage of Encyclia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Genera and Species of Orchideous Plants by John Lindley (1830)
"So slight indeed are the marks of distinction between encyclia and ... encyclia viridiflora. Hooker 1. c. Hab. in Brazilia, prope Rio Janeiro ; Hooker. ..."
2. Flora Telluriana by Constantine Samuel Rafinesque (1836)
"Very near also to 224. chief difference the anther; yet Hooker would force it into his new G. encyclia by spoiling its character, bot. mag. ..."
3. Icones Plantarum: Or Figures, with Brief Descriptive Characters and Remarks ...by William Jackson Hooker by William Jackson Hooker (1841)
"It would belong to the encyclia division of Epidendrum, or that group which has the ... Its nearest affinity is perhaps with the encyclia patens (Bot. ..."