Definition of Genus brassia
1. Noun. Genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids having striking axillary racemes of yellow to green spiderlike flowers with long slender sepals and warty lips: spider orchids.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Brassia Lawrenceana, Spider Orchid, Brassia Verrucosa, Spider Orchid
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Literary usage of Genus brassia
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1. The Floral Cabinet and Magazine of Exotic Botany by George Beauchamp Knowles, Frederic Westcott (1838)
"AMONG orchidaceous plants, the genus Brassia is remarkable for the spider- like shape of its flowers, which are no less curious than elegant. ..."
2. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1864)
"Grow in peaty loam, in green-house or cool house, terrestrial, and should dry off entirely in summer. There are many species of this genus. BRASSIA— ..."
3. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1920)
"She had studied especially the genus Brassia and considered that there the mucilage was a product of the cytoplasm, not as has been thought for some ..."