Definition of Family orchidaceae
1. Noun. Enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Family, Monocot Family
Group relationships: Orchidales, Order Orchidales
Member holonyms: Orchid, Orchidaceous Plant, Genus Orchis, Genus Aerides, Angraecum, Genus Angraecum, Genus Angrecum, Anoectochilus, Genus Anoectochilus, Aplectrum, Genus Aplectrum, Genus Arethusa, Genus Bletia, Bletilla, Genus Bletilla, Genus Brassavola, Brassia, Genus Brassia, Genus Caladenia, Genus Calanthe, Calopogon, Genus Calopogon, Genus Calypso, Catasetum, Genus Catasetum, Genus Cattleya, Cephalanthera, Genus Cephalanthera, Cleistes, Genus Cleistes, Coeloglossum, Genus Coeloglossum, Genus Coelogyne, Corallorhiza, Genus Corallorhiza, Coryanthes, Genus Coryanthes, Cycnoches, Genus Cycnoches, Genus Cymbidium, Cypripedium, Genus Cypripedium, Dactylorhiza, Genus Dactylorhiza, Genus Dendrobium, Genus Disa, Dracula, Genus Dracula, Dryadella, Genus Dryadella, Eburophyton, Genus Eburophyton, Encyclia, Genus Encyclia, Epidendrum, Genus Epidendrum, Epipactis, Genus Epipactis, Genus Glossodia, Glossodia, Genus Goodyera, Goodyera, Genus Grammatophyllum, Grammatophyllum, Genus Gymnadenia, Gymnadenia, Genus Gymnadeniopsis, Gymnadeniopsis, Genus Habenaria, Habenaria, Genus Hexalectris, Hexalectris, Genus Himantoglossum, Himantoglossum, Genus Laelia, Genus Liparis, Genus Listera, Listera, Genus Malaxis, Malaxis, Genus Masdevallia, Genus Maxillaria, Genus Miltonia, Miltonia, Genus Odontoglossum, Genus Oncidium, Genus Ophrys, Ophrys, Genus Paphiopedilum, Paphiopedilum, Genus Phaius, Genus Phalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis, Genus Pholidota, Pholidota, Genus Phragmipedium, Phragmipedium, Genus Platanthera, Platanthera, Genus Plectorrhiza, Plectorrhiza, Genus Pleione, Pleione, Genus Pleurothallis, Genus Pogonia, Genus Psychopsis, Psychopsis, Genus Pterostylis, Pterostylis, Genus Rhyncostylis, Rhyncostylis, Genus Sarcochilus, Sarcochilus, Genus Scaphosepalum, Scaphosepalum, Genus Schomburgkia, Schomburgkia, Genus Selenipedium, Selenipedium, Genus Sobralia, Genus Spiranthes, Spiranthes, Genus Stanhopea, Genus Stelis, Genus Trichoceros, Trichoceros, Genus Vanda, Genus Vanilla
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Orchidaceae
Literary usage of Family orchidaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1908)
"... the family Orchidaceae issuing from the Ames botanical laboratory. North Hasten, Massachusetts. Fascicle 1. Boston and New York (Houghton, Mifflin), ..."
2. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"... species formerly included by Gray and other American botanists under the name of S. Bermudiana. ORCHIS FAMILY (Orchidaceae) Large Yellow Lady's Slipper; ..."