Definition of Genus cattleya
1. Noun. Large and highly valued genus of beautiful tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic orchids; the typical orchids; known in many varieties.
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Cattleya
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cattleya
Literary usage of Genus cattleya
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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. The Annals of Horticulture (1849)
"One group of the fine genus Cattleya is distinguished by having an olive-green colour prevailing in the flowers ; yet although this is the case, ..."