Definition of Genus Catasetum
1. Noun. Genus of tropical American orchids having showy male and female flowers usually on separate inflorescences.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Catasetum Macrocarpum, Jumping Orchid
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Catasetum
Literary usage of Genus Catasetum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The British Florist: Or, Lady's Journal of Horticulture (1846)
"... single genus Catasetum; and the very plant from which he formed his genus ... will not prove to be only sectional divisions of the genus Catasetum; ..."
2. The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects by Charles Darwin (1904)
"The genus Catasetum is interesting to an unusual degree in several respects. The separation of the sexes is unknown amongst other Orchids, except perhaps in ..."
3. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1862)
"In the case of another genus, Catasetum, the author points out a series of remarkable phenomena. In these plants, some mechanical aid is required to remove ..."
4. Longman's Magazine by Charles James Longman (1893)
"That curious genus, Catasetum, the flowers of which have been so well described by Darwin, is a good example of the progressive stages of the sand orchid. ..."
5. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1837)
"... attempted to remove one species, the M. cristatus, into the genus Catasetum; but from the imperfect knowledge he then possessed, he was mistaken: the ..."
6. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Distinguished from the closely related genus Catasetum by its perfect fls, and wingless column. Mormodes are commonly found in poor condition among the ..."