Definition of Genus grammatophyllum
1. Noun. Small genus of large epiphytic or terrestrial orchids of southeastern Asia to Polynesia; the giants of the Orchidaceae having long narrow leaves and drooping flower clusters often 6 feet long.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
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Literary usage of Genus grammatophyllum
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1. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1844)
"... specimens of it in Dr. Wallich's herbarium, almost destroyed by insects, it was referred by Dr. Lindley, with great doubt, to the genus Grammatophyllum, ..."
2. Paxton's Flower Garden by John Lindley, Joseph Paxton, Thomas Baines (1884)
"The genus Grammatophyllum was originally proposed by Dr. Blume, and was adopted in the Genera and Species of Orchidaceous plants by one of us, ..."