butterfly orchid


butterfly orchid
1. an epiphytic South American orchid, Oncidium papilio, having large yellow and reddish-brown flowers.
2. either of two terrestrial Old World orchids, Habenaria chlorantha or H. bifolia, having long clusters of greenish-white flowers.
[1590-1600]

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▪ Habenaria species
      any plant of the genus Platanthera (or Habenaria), family Orchidaceae, which has about 100 species native to Eurasia, North Africa, and North and Central America. “Butterfly orchid” is also the common name for a species of the genus Psychopsis.

      The white-flowered lesser butterfly orchid (Platanthera bifolia) and the greater butterfly orchid (P. chlorantha), with larger, greenish white flowers, are well-known species. Both have 5 to 15 pleasantly scented flowers arranged on a single spike.

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  • Butterfly Orchid — may refer to:Any of certain orchids in the following genera:* Encyclia , e.g. Encyclia tampensis * Epidendrum , e.g. Epidendrum venosum * Habenaria , e.g. Habenaria psycodes * Oncidium , e.g. Oncidium papilio * Orchis , e.g. Orchis papilionacea * …   Wikipedia

  • butterfly orchid — n. an orchid (Oncidium papilio) with reddish flowers, native to South America …   English World dictionary

  • butterfly orchid — drugiažiedė enciklija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gegužraibinių šeimos augalas (Encyclia tampensis), paplitęs Floridoje ir Bahamose. atitikmenys: lot. Encyclia tampensis angl. butterfly orchid šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • butterfly orchid — noun 1. any orchid of the genus Psychopsis: spectacular large tiger striped orchids • Hypernyms: ↑orchid, ↑orchidaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑Psychopsis krameriana, ↑Oncidium papilio kramerianum, ↑Psychopsis papilio, ↑Oncidium papilio …   Useful english dictionary

  • Butterfly orchid — Oncidium (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • lesser butterfly-orchid — dvilapė blandis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gegužraibinių šeimos augalas (Platanthera bifolia), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Platanthera bifolia angl. lesser butterfly orchid vok. weiße Waldhyazinthe šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • greater butterfly-orchid — žalsvažiedė blandis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gegužraibinių šeimos augalas (Platanthera chlorantha), paplitęs Europoje ir Mažojoje Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Platanthera chlorantha angl. greater butterfly orchid vok. grünliche… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • greater butterfly orchid — noun south European orchid with dark green flowers that are larger and less fragrant than Platanthera bifolia; sometimes placed in genus Habenaria • Syn: ↑Platanthera chlorantha, ↑Habenaria chlorantha • Hypernyms: ↑orchid, ↑orchidaceous plant •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lesser butterfly orchid — noun south European orchid having fragrant greenish white flowers; sometimes placed in genus Habenaria • Syn: ↑Platanthera bifolia, ↑Habenaria bifolia • Hypernyms: ↑orchid, ↑orchidaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Platanthera …   Useful english dictionary

  • butterfly orchis — noun 1. Mexican epiphytic orchid having pale green or yellow green flowers with white purple veined lip • Syn: ↑butterfly orchid, ↑Epidendrum venosum, ↑Encyclia venosa • Hypernyms: ↑orchid, ↑orchidaceous plant • Member Ho …   Useful english dictionary


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