Definition of Genus Dendrobium

1. Noun. Large genus and variable genus of chiefly epiphytic or lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Asia and Australasia.

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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Dendrobium

genus Davallia
genus Daviesia
genus Decapterus
genus Decumaria
genus Deinocheirus
genus Deinonychus
genus Delairea
genus Delichon
genus Delonix
genus Delphinapterus
genus Delphinium
genus Delphinus
genus Dendranthema
genus Dendraspis
genus Dendroaspis
genus Dendrobium (current term)
genus Dendrocalamus
genus Dendrocolaptes
genus Dendroctonus
genus Dendroica
genus Dendrolagus
genus Dendromecon
genus Denisonia
genus Dennstaedtia
genus Dentaria
genus Deparia
genus Dermacentor
genus Dermatobia
genus Dermochelys
genus Derris

Literary usage of Genus Dendrobium

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1843)
"... Botanical Register, " whether or not it is possible to divide the great and unnatural genus Dendrobium by any really stable characters, is uncertain. ..."

2. Missouri Botanical Garden Bulletin by Missouri botanical garden (1913)
"Of these the representatives of the genus Dendrobium show perhaps the widest distribution, more than four hundred species being scattered over ..."

3. Orchidaceae: Illustrations and Studies of the Family Orchidaceae by Oakes Ames (1915)
"... blazing the way for a comprehensive treatment of the genus Dendrobium was overwhelmed by the difficulties he encountered in laying the foundations for ..."

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