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|Noun||1.||genus Platanthera - herbaceous terrestrial orchids of temperate northern and southern hemispheres|
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
Habenaria bifolia, lesser butterfly orchid, Platanthera bifolia - south European orchid having fragrant greenish-white flowers; sometimes placed in genus Habenaria