Definition of Genus Platanthera

1. Noun. Herbaceous terrestrial orchids of temperate northern and southern hemispheres.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Platanthera

genus Pithecellobium
genus Pithecia
genus Pithecolobium
genus Pitta
genus Pituophis
genus Pitymys
genus Pityrogramma
genus Placuna
genus Plagianthus
genus Planera
genus Planococcus
genus Plantago
genus Plasmodiophora
genus Plasmodium
genus Platalea
genus Platanthera (current term)
genus Platanus
genus Platichthys
genus Platycerium
genus Platylobium
genus Platymiscium
genus Platypoecilus
genus Platystemon
genus Plautus
genus Plecotus
genus Plectania
genus Plectorrhiza
genus Plectranthus
genus Plectrophenax
genus Pleione

Literary usage of Genus Platanthera

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

1. The Orchids of New England: A Popular Monograph by Henry Ives Baldwin (1884)
"... come the False Orchises, belonging to the sub-genus Platanthera, and these, says Gray, have their anther-cells " more separated and divergent," so that ..."

2. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1864)
"The genus platanthera of Richard is founded upon the 2 naked glands being widely separated and the anther cells diverging below. ..."

3. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1869)
"Lindley, in his monograph of the family, placed this in the genus Platanthera,^ no doubt on account of its supposed relationship to P. Susanna, ..."

4. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Home Farmer (1883)
"Several of the genus Platanthera are also valuable, requiring but little attention. All the above must have a nicely prepared bed of peat to grow in, ..."

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