Definition of Genus Vanda
1. Noun. Genus of showy epiphytic orchids of Himalayas to Malaysia.
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Vanda, Blue Orchid, Vanda Caerulea
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Vanda
Literary usage of Genus Vanda
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Paxton's Botanical Dictionary: Comprising the Names, History, and Culture of by Joseph Paxton (1868)
"It will most probably be found to succeed best when treated as is recommended for the genus Vanda. Barker! ..."
2. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"... flowers one-third less than natural size ; 4, the pollinia. VANDAS Natural Order ORCHIDEE. genus Vanda VANDA (the Hindoo name for one of the species). ..."
3. Exotic Flora: Containing Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare Or Otherwise by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1827)
"... they may all be included in Mr BROWN'S genus Vanda *. From Acrid, paniculatum our plant differs, in its much smaller size, acutely-pointed leaves, ..."
4. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1839)
"An unpractised observer would at once assign this little plant to the genus Vanda ; but besides the difference in the form of the flowers, it has longer and ..."
5. Botanical Guide Through the Phipps Conservatories in Pittsburg and Allegheny by Gustave Guttenberg (1894)
"The genus Vanda contains a number of magnificent species, noble in form with flowers of exquisite beauty. Vanda gigan'tea (gigantic). ..."
6. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed: In which the Most by John Sims (1830)
"... affinity with the Genus VANDA of Mr. BROWN ; nor are its essential parts of the fructification widely different: the chief distinction seems to reside ..."
7. The Floral Cabinet and Magazine of Exotic Botany by George Beauchamp Knowles, Frederic Westcott (1837)
"Among the various genera which are characterized by this peculiarity of structure, is the genus Vanda ; which has accordingly been selected as the type of ..."