genus Cattleya


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Noun1.genus Cattleya - large and highly valued genus of beautiful tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic orchids; the typical orchids; known in many varieties
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
cattleya - any orchid of the genus Cattleya characterized by a three-lobed lip enclosing the column; among the most popular and most extravagantly beautiful orchids known
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Reaching a compromise between conflicting nuclear and plastid phylogenetic trees: a new classification for the genus Cattleya: Epidendreae; Epidendroideae; Orchidaceae.
High levels of inter and intra specific polymorphisms was detected in the genus Cattleya using RAPD markers [6].