Definition of Genus cleistes
1. Noun. Terrestrial orchids of North and South America having slender fibrous roots; allied to genus Pogonia.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Cleistes Divaricata, Funnel-crest Rosebud Orchid, Pogonia Divaricata, Spreading Pogonia, Cleistes Rosea, Pogonia Rosea, Rosebud Orchid
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Literary usage of Genus cleistes
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1. Orchidaceae: Illustrations and Studies of the Family Orchidaceae by Oakes Ames (1922)
"... and the neotropical species to which it is related would constitute the genus Cleistes. Under such circumstances P. ver- ..."
2. The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society ...: General index to the by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Hume Greenfield, Henry Walter Bates (1837)
"Also a collection of about 8000 dried specimens of plants, consisting of nearly 400 species, among which are several kinds of Lacis, the rare genus Cleistes ..."