Definition of Genus Laelia

1. Noun. Large genus of mostly epiphytic or lithophytic Central and South American orchids of various sizes.

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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Laelia

genus Kohleria
genus Kolkwitzia
genus Kosteletzya
genus Krigia
genus Krypterophaneron
genus Kyphosus
genus Lablab
genus Laburnum
genus Laccopetalum
genus Lacerta
genus Lachnolaimus
genus Lactarius
genus Lactobacillus
genus Lactophrys
genus Lactuca
genus Laelia (current term)
genus Lagarostrobus
genus Lagenaria
genus Lagenophera
genus Lagerstroemia
genus Lagidium
genus Lagodon
genus Lagopus
genus Lagorchestes
genus Lagostomus
genus Lagothrix
genus Laguncularia
genus Lama
genus Lambertia
genus Lambis

Literary usage of Genus Laelia

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

1. Missouri Botanical Garden Bulletin by Missouri botanical garden (1913)
"The laelia-cattleya hybrids, that is those in which a representative of the genus Laelia is crossed with one from the genus Cattleya—the so-called ..."

2. Psyche by Cambridge Entomological Club (1893)
"I refer this species with some doubt to the genus Laelia, owing to the fact that the antennae are heavier than in most species of the genus, and the wings ..."

3. The Annals of Horticulture (1849)
"... both species of the beautiful genus Laelia, one of them bearing violet-coloured, and the other bright yellow flowers. In dry arid clefts in the rocks ..."

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