Definition of Genus cleistes

1. Noun. Terrestrial orchids of North and South America having slender fibrous roots; allied to genus Pogonia.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cleistes

genus Cirsium
genus Cistothorus
genus Cistus
genus Citellus
genus Citharichthys
genus Citroncirus
genus Citrullus
genus Citrus
genus Cladonia
genus Cladorhyncus
genus Cladrastis
genus Clangula
genus Clathrus
genus Claviceps
genus Claytonia
genus Cleistes
genus Clematis
genus Cleome
genus Clethra
genus Clethrionomys
genus Clianthus
genus Cliftonia
genus Clinopodium
genus Clintonia
genus Clitocybe
genus Clitoria
genus Clostridium
genus Clupea
genus Clusia
genus Cnemidophorus

Literary usage of Genus cleistes

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

1. Orchidaceae: Illustrations and Studies of the Family Orchidaceae by Oakes Ames (1922)
"... and the neotropical species to which it is related would constitute the genus Cleistes. Under such circumstances P. ver- ..."

2. The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society ...: General index to the by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Hume Greenfield, Henry Walter Bates (1837)
"Also a collection of about 8000 dried specimens of plants, consisting of nearly 400 species, among which are several kinds of Lacis, the rare genus Cleistes ..."

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