from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of chiefly terrestrial orchids with tubers or fleshy roots often having long slender spurs and petals and lip lobes; it includes species formerly placed in the genus Gymnadeniopsis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large genus of terrestrial tuberous - rooted orchidaceous plants, embracing about 400 species, widely distributed throughout the temperate and warmer regions of both hemispheres.
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- n. 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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This refers to Peristylus viridis, sometimes known as Habenaria viridis.
Higrophilus species such as Paspalum lilloi with Habenaria bractescens (orchid) and Dickya sp. form grasslands in the wettest areas close to the falls.
Wet meadows between rock outcrops include grasses, sedges, mosses, pitcher plant Saracenia purpurea, sundew Drosera sp. and purple fringed orchid Habenaria psycodes.
The dominant herbaceous ground vegetation at higher elevations is composed of hemicryptophytes such as Polygonum amplexicaule, Rumex nepalense, Fragaria nubicola, and Berberis spp. and geophytes such as Polygonatum geminiflorum, Lilium polyphyllum, and Habenaria aitchisonii.
In a flower of _Habenaria chlorantha_, described by the late
Orchidea become more common towards the halting place; beyond this I observed only two past flowering, one Habenaria, and a Malaxidea; the others are two Caelogyne, a Dipodious Orchidea, labelli ungue sigmoideo very common, a Bolbophyllum, and a few ditto epiphytes out of flower, one terrestrial Bletioidea is common in some places.
A tree with the habit of Pterospermum occurs on Thuma - thaya, low down Habenaria uniflora on rocks in the Dirsoo Panee, or river; Kydia occurs about Yen, but not higher.
(_Habenaria dilatata_) which bordered the roadside not far from the top, their spikes of waxy snow-white flowers giving out a rich, spicy odor hardly to be distinguished from the scent of carnation pinks.
Many of the group Habenaria or Platanthera, to which this flower belongs, are similarly planned.
_Habenaria mascula_, and also the insect agent, simply by the structural prophecy of the flower itself.