Definition of Genus habenaria
1. Noun. Chiefly terrestrial orchids with tubers or fleshy roots often having long slender spurs and petals and lip lobes; includes species formerly placed in genus Gymnadeniopsis.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Fringed Orchid, Fringed Orchis, Frog Orchid, Rein Orchid, Rein Orchis
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Habenaria
Literary usage of Genus habenaria
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 (1908)
"E • • THE genus habenaria IN NORTH AMERICA INTRODUCTION THE genus Habenaria has undergone a series of changes at the hands of those botanists who have given ..."
2. Our Native Orchids: A Series of Drawings from Nature of All the Species by William Hamilton Gibson, Helena Dewey Leeming Jelliffe (1905)
"genus Habenaria, or Rein-Orchis, as the Greek name signifies, is a group whose external characteristics ... The genus Habenaria contains some of the larger ..."
3. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"The genus Habenaria is also of interest inasmuch as it illustrates the fact that the particular minor variations in floral structure which are used to ..."
4. Bog-trotting for Orchids by Grace Greylock Niles (1904)
"Colored A Group of Three Species of genus habenaria : i. The Tall Northern Green Orchis (Habenaria hyperborea); 2. The Tall Northern White Orchis (Habenaria ..."
5. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1902)
"RYDBERG'S elaboration of this puzzling section of the genus Habenaria in the Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, for November, i go i (pp. ..."
6. Henderson's Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture by Peter Henderson (1904)
"Native Orchids, now included in the genus Habenaria, which see. Pla'tanua. Plane Tree, Button-wood, or Sycamore. From platys, broad or am|ile ; in allusion ..."