HyperDic: orchid_family

English > 1 sense of the expression orchid family:
NOUNplantorchid family, Orchidaceae, family Orchidaceaeenormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks / rootstocks and unusual flowers
English > orchid family: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaningenormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks / rootstocks and unusual flowers.
SynonymsOrchidaceae, family Orchidaceae
Member ofOrchidales, order OrchidalesOrder of plants with irregular flowers having minute seeds
MembersAnoectochilus, genus Anoectochilusgenus of delicate Asiatic orchids
Aplectrum, genus AplectrumA monocotyledonous genus of the family Orchidaceae
Bletilla, genus Bletillasmall genus of chiefly east Asiatic hardy terrestrial orchids similar to genus Bletia
Brassia, genus Brassiagenus of tropical American epiphytic orchids having striking axillary racemes of yellow to green spiderlike flowers with long slender sepals and warty lips
Calopogon, genus Calopogonterrestrial orchids of North America
Catasetum, genus Catasetumgenus of tropical American orchids having showy male and female flowers usually on separate inflorescences
Cephalanthera, genus Cephalantherasmall genus of temperate Old World terrestrial orchids
Cleistes, genus Cleistesterrestrial orchids of North and South America having slender fibrous roots
Coeloglossum, genus Coeloglossumterrestrial orchids of cooler parts of North America and Europe
Corallorhiza, genus Corallorhizagenus of leafless root-parasitic orchids having small purplish or yellowish racemose flowers with lobed lips
Coryanthes, genus Coryanthessmall genus of tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic orchids
Cycnoches, genus Cycnochesgenus of epiphytic or terrestrial tropical American orchids
Cypripedium, genus Cypripediumgenus of chiefly American perennial leafy-stemmed orchids
Dactylorhiza, genus Dactylorhizagenus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and Asia and North Africa
Dracula, genus DraculaComprises tropical American species usually placed in genus Masdevallia
Dryadella, genus DryadellaComprises tropical American species usually placed in genus Masdevallia
Eburophyton, genus EburophytonA monocotyledonous genus of the family Orchidaceae
Encyclia, genus Encyclialarge genus of epiphytic and lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Americas and West Indies
Epidendrum, genus Epidendrumlarge and variable genus of terrestrial or epiphytic or lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Americas
Epipactis, genus Epipactisgenus of hardy orchids with leafy-bracted racemes of greenish or purplish irregular flowers
Glossodia, genus Glossodiasmall genus of Australian orchids
Goodyera, genus Goodyeragenus of small orchids of the northern hemisphere with creeping rhizomes and stalked ovate leaves and small flowers
Grammatophyllum, genus Grammatophyllumsmall genus of large epiphytic or terrestrial orchids of southeastern Asia to Polynesia
Gymnadenia, genus Gymnadeniasmall genus of terrestrial orchids of North America and temperate Eurasia
Gymnadeniopsis, genus Gymnadeniopsisgenus of North American terrestrial orchids usually included in genus Habenaria
Habenaria, genus Habenariachiefly terrestrial orchids with tubers or fleshy roots often having long slender spurs and petals and lip lobes
Hexalectris, genus HexalectrisA monocotyledonous genus of the family Orchidaceae
Himantoglossum, genus Himantoglossumsmall genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and Mediterranean region
Listera, genus Listeragenus of terrestrial orchids having usually a single pair of broad shining leaves near the middle of the stem
Malaxis, genus Malaxislarge genus of largely terrestrial orchids with one or a few plicate leaves and slender spikes or tiny mostly green flowers
Miltonia, genus Miltoniagenus of tropical American orchids
Ophrys, genus OphrysA hardy genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and northern Africa and western Asia
Paphiopedilum, genus Paphiopedilumhorticulturally important genus of mainly terrestrial orchids including many hybrids
Phalaenopsis, genus Phalaenopsisgenus of ornamental epiphytic orchids of Asia and Australia
Pholidota, genus Pholidotagenus of mostly epiphytic orchids of Indonesia and the western Pacific
Phragmipedium, genus Phragmipediumgenus of tropical American orchid species often included in genus ... / genus Cypripedium or Paphiopedilum and Selenipedium
Platanthera, genus Platantheraherbaceous terrestrial orchids of temperate northern and southern hemispheres
Plectorrhiza, genus Plectorrhizasmall genus of Australian orchids
Pleione, genus Pleionesmall genus of dwarf orchids
Psychopsis, genus Psychopsisepiphytic orchids of Central and South America formerly included in genus Oncidium
Pterostylis, genus Pterostylisgenus of terrestrial orchids of Australia and New Zealand and western Pacific
Rhyncostylis, genus Rhyncostylisgenus of epiphytic orchids of tropical Asia
Sarcochilus, genus Sarcochilusdiminutive epiphytic or lithophytic orchids with clumped short-stemmed foliage and arching racemes of colorful flowers
Scaphosepalum, genus ScaphosepalumComprises some tropical American species usually placed in genus Masdevallia
Schomburgkia, genus Schomburgkiagenus of tropical American epiphytic orchids with showy racemose flowers
Selenipedium, genus Selenipediumgenus of tall reedlike tropical American orchids
Spiranthes, genus Spirantheslarge cosmopolitan genus of white-flowered terrestrial orchids
Trichoceros, genus Trichocerossmall genus of small epiphytic or terrestrial orchids of tropical South America
genus Aeridesepiphytic orchids of tropical Asia having stiff leaves and fragrant white flowers in arching racemes
genus Angrecum, Angraecum, genus Angraecumgenus of tropical Old World epiphytic orchids with showy flowers sometimes grotesque
genus Arethusagenus of bog orchids of North America and Japan
genus Bletiagenus of tropical American terrestrial orchids with large purple or pink flowers
genus Brassavolagenus of tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic rhizomatous orchids
genus Caladeniaterrestrial orchids of Australia to New Caledonia
genus Calanthelarge and widely distributed genus of terrestrial orchids
genus CalypsoOne species found throughout much of northern North America and Eurasia
genus Cattleyalarge and highly valued genus of beautiful tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic orchids
genus Coelogynelarge diverse genus of tropical Asiatic epiphytic orchids
genus Cymbidiumgenus of tropical epiphytic or terrestrial Old World orchids
genus Dendrobiumlarge genus and variable genus of chiefly epiphytic or lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Asia and Australasia
genus Disagenus of showy tropical African terrestrial orchids
genus Laelialarge genus of mostly epiphytic or lithophytic Central and South American orchids of various sizes
genus Liparisgenus of terrestrial and epiphytic orchids
genus Masdevallialarge genus of tropical American mostly epiphytic orchids whose flowers have sepals fused at the base forming a tube
genus Maxillarialarge genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids with persistent leathery leaves and single-flowered scapes
genus Odontoglossumlarge and important genus of tropical American mostly epiphytic orchids
genus Oncidiumlarge genus of showy epiphytic or lithophytic or terrestrial orchids of tropical and subtropical America
genus Orchistype genus of the orchid family
genus Phaiusgenus of Asiatic and Australian terrestrial orchids
genus Pleurothallislarge genus of epiphytic or lithophytic orchids of tropical America
genus Pogoniasmall but widely distributed genus of orchids closely related to genus Cleistes
genus Sobraliagenus of tropical American orchids
genus Stanhopeagenus of tropical American epiphytic orchids
genus Stelisgenus of small caespitose orchids of tropical America
genus Vandagenus of showy epiphytic orchids of Himalayas to Malaysia
genus Vanillalarge genus of tropical climbing orchids
orchid, orchidaceous plantAny of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
Broadermonocot family, liliopsid familyfamily of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Spanishorquidáceas, orquídeas
CatalanOrchidaceae, orquídia

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