Definition of Genus masdevallia

1. Noun. Large genus of tropical American mostly epiphytic orchids whose flowers have sepals fused at the base forming a tube; includes orchids sometimes placed in genera Dracula and Dryadella and Scaphosepalum.

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Masdevallia

genus Mangifera
genus Manihot
genus Manilkara
genus Manis
genus Manta
genus Mantis
genus Maranta
genus Marasmius
genus Marattia
genus Marchantia
genus Marmota
genus Marrubium
genus Marsilea
genus Martes
genus Martynia
genus Masdevallia
genus Masticophis
genus Mastigoproctus
genus Mastodon
genus Mastotermes
genus Matricaria
genus Matteuccia
genus Matthiola
genus Maxillaria
genus Maxostoma
genus Mayaca
genus Mayetiola
genus Mazama
genus Meconopsis
genus Medicago

Literary usage of Genus masdevallia

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1. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1894)
"THE genus masdevallia. Issued by the MARQUIS of LOTHIAN, KT London : RH Porter. The genus Masdevallia is a deservedly popular one with ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"See "The genus masdevallia," by Florence H. Wool- ward (1890). LHB Masdevallias are found growing at high elevations, ranging from u',000 to 12000 feet ..."

3. Investing in Biological Diversity: The Cairns Conference : Proceedings of by OECD Staff (1997)
"In the orchid genus Masdevallia, for example, over 1 10 species have been recorded from only a single site; this is nearly 47 per cent of all species ..."

4. The Journal of Botany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1853)
"As an example, the genus Masdevallia may be mentioned; in 1833 supposed to consist of only three species, and to belong to the section called ..."

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