Definition of Genus sobralia

1. Noun. Genus of tropical American orchids.

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Sobralia

genus Sinornis
genus Siren
genus Sison
genus Sistrurus
genus Sisymbrium
genus Sisyrinchium
genus Sitophylus
genus Sitotroga
genus Sitta
genus Sium
genus Sivapithecus
genus Sloanea
genus Smilax
genus Smiledon
genus Smyrnium
genus Sobralia
genus Solandra
genus Solanopteris
genus Solanum
genus Solea
genus Soleirolia
genus Solenopsis
genus Solenostemon
genus Solidago
genus Somateria
genus Sonchus
genus Sonora
genus Sophora
genus Sorbus
genus Sorex

Literary usage of Genus sobralia

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1. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1886)
"The genus Sobralia is almost the only other popular one of the section. It was, however, hardly in bloom at the time of the exhibition, ..."

2. Longman's Magazine by Charles James Longman (1893)
"Perhaps the most conspicuous example of this is found in the genus Sobralia, some species of which grow so high as to form impenetrable thickets on the ..."

3. The Floricultural Cabinet, and Florists Magazine by Joseph Harrison (1848)
"... and very showy, being of a deep rich crimson-purple colour. " The genus Sobralia," Dr. Lindley observes, in his Sertum ..."

4. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1906)
"All the orchids are herbs, seldom more than a few feet high, but in one tropical genus (Sobralia) they are erect and reach a height of nearly twenty feet. ..."

5. The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects by Charles Darwin (1904)
"The genus Sobralia is allied to Vanilla, and Mr. Cavendish Browne informs me that he saw a large humble-bee enter a flower of 8. macrantha in his hothouse, ..."

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