Orchidaceae

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Noun1.Orchidaceae - enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowersOrchidaceae - enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers
liliopsid family, monocot family - family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Orchidales, order Orchidales - order of plants with irregular flowers having minute seeds: Orchidaceae; Burmanniaceae
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Orchis - type genus of the orchid family; hardy terrestrial orchids of the temperate the northern hemisphere
genus Aerides - epiphytic orchids of tropical Asia having stiff leaves and fragrant white flowers in arching racemes
Angraecum, genus Angraecum, genus Angrecum - genus of tropical Old World epiphytic orchids with showy flowers sometimes grotesque
Anoectochilus, genus Anoectochilus - genus of delicate Asiatic orchids
Aplectrum, genus Aplectrum - a monocotyledonous genus of the family Orchidaceae
genus Arethusa - genus of bog orchids of North America and Japan
genus Bletia - genus of tropical American terrestrial orchids with large purple or pink flowers
Bletilla, genus Bletilla - small genus of chiefly east Asiatic hardy terrestrial orchids similar to genus Bletia
genus Brassavola - genus of tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic rhizomatous orchids
Brassia, genus Brassia - genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids having striking axillary racemes of yellow to green spiderlike flowers with long slender sepals and warty lips: spider orchids
genus Caladenia - terrestrial orchids of Australia to New Caledonia
genus Calanthe - large and widely distributed genus of terrestrial orchids
Calopogon, genus Calopogon - terrestrial orchids of North America
genus Calypso - one species found throughout much of northern North America and Eurasia
Catasetum, genus Catasetum - genus of tropical American orchids having showy male and female flowers usually on separate inflorescences
genus Cattleya - large and highly valued genus of beautiful tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic orchids; the typical orchids; known in many varieties
Cephalanthera, genus Cephalanthera - small genus of temperate Old World terrestrial orchids
Cleistes, genus Cleistes - terrestrial orchids of North and South America having slender fibrous roots; allied to genus Pogonia
Coeloglossum, genus Coeloglossum - terrestrial orchids of cooler parts of North America and Europe: satyr orchid
genus Coelogyne - large diverse genus of tropical Asiatic epiphytic orchids
Corallorhiza, genus Corallorhiza - genus of leafless root-parasitic orchids having small purplish or yellowish racemose flowers with lobed lips; widely distributed in temperate regions
Coryanthes, genus Coryanthes - small genus of tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic orchids
Cycnoches, genus Cycnoches - genus of epiphytic or terrestrial tropical American orchids
genus Cymbidium - genus of tropical epiphytic or terrestrial Old World orchids; one of the most popular orchid genera
Cypripedium, genus Cypripedium - genus of chiefly American perennial leafy-stemmed orchids: lady's slippers; sometimes includes species of genus Paphiopedilum
Dactylorhiza, genus Dactylorhiza - genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and Asia and North Africa
genus Dendrobium - large genus and variable genus of chiefly epiphytic or lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Asia and Australasia
genus Disa - genus of showy tropical African terrestrial orchids
Dracula, genus Dracula - comprises tropical American species usually placed in genus Masdevallia: diminutive plants having bizarre and often sinister-looking flowers with pendulous scapes and motile lips
Dryadella, genus Dryadella - comprises tropical American species usually placed in genus Masdevallia: very dwarf plants having short tufted and usually unifoliate stems with usually solitary flowers
Eburophyton, genus Eburophyton - a monocotyledonous genus of the family Orchidaceae
Encyclia, genus Encyclia - large genus of epiphytic and lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Americas and West Indies; formerly included in genus Epidendrum
Epidendrum, genus Epidendrum - large and variable genus of terrestrial or epiphytic or lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Americas; some native to United States
Epipactis, genus Epipactis - genus of hardy orchids with leafy-bracted racemes of greenish or purplish irregular flowers
genus Glossodia, Glossodia - small genus of Australian orchids
genus Goodyera, Goodyera - genus of small orchids of the northern hemisphere with creeping rhizomes and stalked ovate leaves and small flowers