Definition of Genus Aerides

1. Noun. Epiphytic orchids of tropical Asia having stiff leaves and fragrant white flowers in arching racemes.

Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Aerides

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Aerides

genus Adelges
genus Adenanthera
genus Adenium
genus Adenota
genus Adiantum
genus Adlumia
genus Adonis
genus Aedes
genus Aegiceras
genus Aegilops
genus Aegypius
genus Aegyptopithecus
genus Aeonium
genus Aepyceros
genus Aepyornis
genus Aerides (current term)
genus Aerobacter
genus Aeschynanthus
genus Aesculus
genus Aethionema
genus Aethusa
genus Aetobatus
genus Aframomum
genus Afrocarpus
genus Afropavo
genus Agalinis
genus Agama
genus Agapanthus
genus Agaricus

Literary usage of Genus Aerides

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

1. Orchidaceae: Illustrations and Studies of the Family Orchidaceae by Oakes Ames (1915)
"Although numerous garden forms have been described from Philippine specimens, the genus Aerides is represented by few species in the Philippines. ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"—This Interesting species marks the N. limit of the genus Aerides. Requires cooler treatment than the other species. вв. Peduncles ascending. ..."

3. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1841)
"OF the genus Aerides few species are at present known in this country, although it is said to comprise no less than twenty-six distinct kinds. ..."

4. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"Sugar crystals of considerable size formed from the sweet juices of the flower are only found in some Orchids of the genus Aerides. It is not necessary to ..."

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