genus Oncidium


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Noun1.genus Oncidium - large genus of showy epiphytic or lithophytic or terrestrial orchids of tropical and subtropical America
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
dancing lady orchid, oncidium, butterfly orchid, butterfly plant - any orchid of the genus Oncidium: characterized by slender branching sprays of small yellow and brown flowers; often grown as houseplants
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The genus oncidium contains numerous species of orchids that have clusters of showy flowers.
There are also orchid species and hybrids that are miniatures, like those belonging to the genus Oncidium, Cattleya, Brassovola, and Laelia,
Centris species are pollinators of rewardless orchids in the genus Oncidium sensu-lato (Dodson, 1962; Ackerman & Montero-Oliver, 1985; Damon & Cruz-Lopez, 2006; Pemberton, 2008) and Cyrtopodium (Pemberton & Liu, 2008a, Pansarin et al., 2009).