genus Phalaenopsis


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Noun1.genus Phalaenopsis - genus of ornamental epiphytic orchids of Asia and Australiagenus Phalaenopsis - genus of ornamental epiphytic orchids of Asia and Australia
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
moth orchid, moth plant - any of various orchids of the genus Phalaenopsis having often drooping glossy broad obovate or oval leaves usually dark green flushed purple or mottled grey and silver
butterfly plant, Phalaenopsis amabilis - orchid having large elliptic to obovate fleshy leaves and fragrant pink-and-white flowers dotted with red
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The genus Phalaenopsis is one of the most commercially important orchids in the family Orchidaceae, grown as cut flowers and pot plants due to their long-lasting flowers and graceful appearance.
2008) states that the genus Phalaenopsis (Orchidaceae) comprises about 63 species that have produced numerous attractive hybrids and cultivars.
Orchids of the genus phalaenopsis, or the moth orchids, are popular and well-suited for the home; fragrant species include bellina, celebensis, shilleriana, stuartiana and violacea.