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.

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cattleya

genus Castor
genus Castoroides
genus Casuarina
genus Casuarius
genus Catacala
genus Catalpa
genus Catananche
genus Catasetum
genus Catha
genus Catharacta
genus Catharanthus
genus Cathartes
genus Cathaya
genus Catoptrophorus
genus Catostomus
genus Cattleya
genus Caulophyllum
genus Cavia
genus Cebuella
genus Cebus
genus Cecropia
genus Cedrela
genus Cedrus
genus Ceiba
genus Celastrus
genus Celosia
genus Celtis
genus Cenchrus
genus Centaurea
genus Centaurium

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, ..."

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