genus Orchis

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Noun1.genus Orchis - type genus of the orchid family; hardy terrestrial orchids of the temperate the northern hemisphere
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
orchis - any of various deciduous terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers and flowers in erect terminal racemes
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The genera that include large numbers of species and are therefore most likely to be present in many autonomous communities are also those that are included in a larger number of regional catalogues, stressing above all the genus Orchis, with 28 inclusions of different species in the regional catalogues, which precisely shows the greater number of species at the national level (21 species) (Table 21; Figure 1) [76].