genus Catasetum


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Noun1.genus Catasetum - genus of tropical American orchids having showy male and female flowers usually on separate inflorescencesgenus Catasetum - genus of tropical American orchids having showy male and female flowers usually on separate inflorescences
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
Catasetum macrocarpum, jumping orchid - orchid having both male and female flowers in the same raceme; when a sensitive projection at the base of the column of the male flower is touched the pollen is suddenly ejected
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