Definition of Genus Pogonia
1. Noun. Small but widely distributed genus of orchids closely related to genus Cleistes;: of damp or boggy areas of north temperate zone.
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Pogonia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pogonia
Literary usage of Genus Pogonia
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1. The Zoological Miscellany: Being Descriptions of New Or Interesting Animals by William Elford Leach, Richard P. Nodder (1815)
"The genus POGONIA* was proposed by Mons. Vieillot, in a paper sent by that gentleman to the Linnean Society, and as it is a natural one, I have adopted it. ..."
2. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1907)
"One of these so-called "meteoric" plants is a very queer orchid of the genus Pogonia. In appearance and habit it is wholly unlike its pretty sister, ..."