Definition of Genus oncidium
1. Noun. Large genus of showy epiphytic or lithophytic or terrestrial orchids of tropical and subtropical America.
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Butterfly Orchid, Butterfly Plant, Dancing Lady Orchid, Oncidium
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Oncidium
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 ..."