Coryanthes

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Noun1.Coryanthes - small genus of tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic 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
helmet orchid, helmetflower - any of several orchids of the genus Coryanthes having racemes of a few musky-scented waxy flowers with a helmet-shaped lip process
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Even more intricate in its deception is the bucket orchid of Central America, which splays out little "buckets'' filled with a quarter-inch of perfumed liquid.
The bucket orchid lures its exclusive pollinator--the euglossine bee--with perfumed oil that the bee needs to attract mates.
FLY FREE: If this pollen carrier falls into another bucket orchid, it will deliver the packets to that flower.