Definition of Genus spiranthes
1. Noun. Large cosmopolitan genus of white-flowered terrestrial orchids.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Ladies' Tresses, Lady's Tresses, Screw Augur, Spiranthes Cernua, Hooded Ladies' Tresses, Spiranthes Romanzoffiana, Spiranthes Porrifolia, Western Ladies' Tresses, European Ladies' Tresses, Spiranthes Spiralis
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Spiranthes
Literary usage of Genus spiranthes
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 (1905)
"... A SYNOPSIS OF THE genus spiranthes NORTH OF MEXICO THE following synopsis of the genus Spiranthes as it occurs in the United States will, it is hoped, ..."
2. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society by Linnean Society of London (1857)
"So early, however, as September 1840,1 had examined the specimen in the Smithian Herbarium, and referred it to the genus Spiranthes (Gen. et Sp. Orch. p. ..."
3. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1844)
"He thinks it may fairly be referred to the genus Spiranthes, although differing from the other European species in some particulars; the most remarkable of ..."
4. The Life and Writings of Rafinesque: Prepared for the Filson Club and Read by Richard Ellsworth Call (1895)
"(122) genus spiranthes. pp. 44, 45. *John Bradbury, born August 20,1768, died 1823. The grave of this famous botanist is in the cemetery at Middletown, ..."
5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"The difficult genus Spiranthes has lately been thoroughly studied by Ames, who has given the results in Orchidaceae, Fasc. I, pp. 113-154. ..."
6. Supplement to the English Botany of the Late Sir J. E. Smith and Mr. Sowerby by William Jackson Hooker, William Borrer, James Sowerby (1834)
"... into a long subulate point, not bifid as in Neottia and Richard's genus Spiranthes: indeed we know of no genus under which it can properly be placed. ..."