genus Brassavola


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Noun1.genus Brassavola - genus of tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic rhizomatous orchids
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Orchidaceae, orchid family, Orchidaceae - enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers
brassavola - any of various tropical American orchids with usually solitary fleshy leaves and showy white to green nocturnally fragrant blossoms solitary or in racemes of up to 7
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Pollination ecology and the nocturnal scent response in the genus Brassavola.