Definition of Family Orchidaceae

1. Noun. Enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers.

Exact synonyms: Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Family, Monocot Family
Group relationships: Orchidales, Order Orchidales
Member holonyms: Orchid, Orchidaceous Plant, Genus Orchis, Genus Aerides, Angraecum, Genus Angraecum, Genus Angrecum, Anoectochilus, Genus Anoectochilus, Aplectrum, Genus Aplectrum, Genus Arethusa, Genus Bletia, Bletilla, Genus Bletilla, Genus Brassavola, Brassia, Genus Brassia, Genus Caladenia, Genus Calanthe, Calopogon, Genus Calopogon, Genus Calypso, Catasetum, Genus Catasetum, Genus Cattleya, Cephalanthera, Genus Cephalanthera, Cleistes, Genus Cleistes, Coeloglossum, Genus Coeloglossum, Genus Coelogyne, Corallorhiza, Genus Corallorhiza, Coryanthes, Genus Coryanthes, Cycnoches, Genus Cycnoches, Genus Cymbidium, Cypripedium, Genus Cypripedium, Dactylorhiza, Genus Dactylorhiza, Genus Dendrobium, Genus Disa, Dracula, Genus Dracula, Dryadella, Genus Dryadella, Eburophyton, Genus Eburophyton, Encyclia, Genus Encyclia, Epidendrum, Genus Epidendrum, Epipactis, Genus Epipactis, Genus Glossodia, Glossodia, Genus Goodyera, Goodyera, Genus Grammatophyllum, Grammatophyllum, Genus Gymnadenia, Gymnadenia, Genus Gymnadeniopsis, Gymnadeniopsis, Genus Habenaria, Habenaria, Genus Hexalectris, Hexalectris, Genus Himantoglossum, Himantoglossum, Genus Laelia, Genus Liparis, Genus Listera, Listera, Genus Malaxis, Malaxis, Genus Masdevallia, Genus Maxillaria, Genus Miltonia, Miltonia, Genus Odontoglossum, Genus Oncidium, Genus Ophrys, Ophrys, Genus Paphiopedilum, Paphiopedilum, Genus Phaius, Genus Phalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis, Genus Pholidota, Pholidota, Genus Phragmipedium, Phragmipedium, Genus Platanthera, Platanthera, Genus Plectorrhiza, Plectorrhiza, Genus Pleione, Pleione, Genus Pleurothallis, Genus Pogonia, Genus Psychopsis, Psychopsis, Genus Pterostylis, Pterostylis, Genus Rhyncostylis, Rhyncostylis, Genus Sarcochilus, Sarcochilus, Genus Scaphosepalum, Scaphosepalum, Genus Schomburgkia, Schomburgkia, Genus Selenipedium, Selenipedium, Genus Sobralia, Genus Spiranthes, Spiranthes, Genus Stanhopea, Genus Stelis, Genus Trichoceros, Trichoceros, Genus Vanda, Genus Vanilla

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Orchidaceae

family Odobenidae
family Odontaspididae
family Oedogoniaceae
family Oestridae
family Ogcocephalidae
family Oleaceae
family Oleandraceae
family Onagraceae
family Oniscidae
family Ophidiidae
family Ophiodontidae
family Ophioglossaceae
family Opisthocomidae
family Opisthognathidae
family Orchestiidae
family Orchidaceae (current term)
family Orectolobidae
family Oriolidae
family Ornithorhynchidae
family Orobanchaceae
family Orycteropodidae
family Oscillatoriaceae
family Osmeridae
family Osmundaceae
family Ostraciidae
family Ostraciontidae
family Ostreidae
family Otariidae
family Otididae
family Oxalidaceae

Literary usage of Family Orchidaceae

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

1. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1908)
"... the family Orchidaceae issuing from the Ames botanical laboratory. North Hasten, Massachusetts. Fascicle 1. Boston and New York (Houghton, Mifflin), ..."

2. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"... species formerly included by Gray and other American botanists under the name of S. Bermudiana. ORCHIS FAMILY (Orchidaceae) Large Yellow Lady's Slipper; ..."

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