Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic tribe within the subfamily Epidendroideae — very many monophyletic orchids.

Etymologies

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Vanda +‎ -eae

Examples

  • So I will wait a month or two till I get the capsule of some large Vandeae for comparison.

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  • You offer Cypripedium; I should be very glad of a specimen, and of any good-sized Vandeae, or indeed any orchids, for this reason: I never thought of publishing separately, and therefore did not keep specimens in spirits, and now I should be very glad of a few woodcuts to illustrate my few remarks on exotic orchids.

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  • I shall be extremely curious to hear whether the fruit, which is now maturing, produces a large number of good and plump seed; perhaps you may have seen the ripe capsules of other Vandeae, and may be able to form some conjecture what it ought to produce.

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  • In the young, unfertilised ovaria of many Vandeae there seemed an infinitude of ovules.

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  • I forgot to say that I was at Kew the other day, and I find that they can give me capsules of several Vandeae.

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  • I should like to keep it till I could get a capsule of some other member of the Vandeae for comparison, but ultimately all the seeds shall be returned, in case you would like to write any notice on the subject.

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