Definition of Genus oncidium

1. Noun. Large genus of showy epiphytic or lithophytic or terrestrial orchids of tropical and subtropical America.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Oncidium

genus Oecanthus
genus Oedogonium
genus Oenanthe
genus Oenothera
genus Oestrus
genus Okapia
genus Olea
genus Oleandra
genus Olearia
genus Olfersia
genus Oligoplites
genus Oligoporus
genus Ommastrephes
genus Omphalotus
genus Onchorynchus
genus Oncidium
genus Ondatra
genus Oniscus
genus Onobrychis
genus Onoclea
genus Ononis
genus Onopordon
genus Onopordum
genus Onosmodium
genus Onychium
genus Onychogalea
genus Onychomys
genus Opheodrys
genus Ophiodon
genus Ophioglossum

Literary usage of Genus oncidium

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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"The genus Oncidium embraces a great number of species which are found growing under such peculiar and varied conditions in their native homes that imitation ..."

2. Longman's Magazine by Charles James Longman (1893)
"The large genus Oncidium is a very good example of the connection of leaf and bulb. In species like Oncidium altissimum the leaves are rather thin, ..."

3. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1838)
"... plant of Oncidium pulchellum, which latter is one of the prettiest species of the genus Oncidium. These gentlemen have recently received a ..."

4. The Floral Cabinet and Magazine of Exotic Botany by George Beauchamp Knowles, Frederic Westcott (1838)
"This collection boasts another orchidaceous novelty at the present moment :—a beautiful plant presenting some characteristics of the genus Oncidium, ..."

5. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany by William Jackson Hooker (1855)
"The fifth and sixth Parts of this valuable work, completing the first volume, are now published, and are chiefly occupied with the extensive genus Oncidium, ..."

6. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication by Charles Darwin (1892)
"All these cases refer to the genus Oncidium, but Mr. Scott found that Maxillaria atro-rubeni was " totally insusceptible of fertilisation with its own ..."

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