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Definitions of habenaria

  1. chiefly terrestrial orchids with tubers or fleshy roots often having long slender spurs and petals and lip lobes; includes species formerly placed in genus Gymnadeniopsis
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Usage examples for habenaria

  1. Darwin thus foretold the precise manner of the cross- fertilization of Habenaria mascula, and also the insect agent, simply by the structural prophecy of the flower itself. – My Studio Neighbors by William Hamilton Gibson
  2. White- fringed Orchis Habenaria blephariglottis Flowers- Pure white, fragrant, borne on a spike from 3 to 6 in. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  3. Yellow- fringed Orchis Habenaria ciliaris Flowers- Bright yellow or orange, borne in a showy, closely set, oblong spike, 3 to 6 in. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  4. In our own native orchids we have a remarkable example of the latter form in the Habenaria orbiculata, whose structure and mechanism have also been admirably described by Asa Gray. – My Studio Neighbors by William Hamilton Gibson