Definition of Genus Dendrobium
1. Noun. Large genus and variable genus of chiefly epiphytic or lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Asia and Australasia.
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Dendrobium
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Dendrobium
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 ..."