Brassavola

noun
Bras·sa·vo·la | \ ˌbrasəˈvōlə , braˈsavələ \

Definition of Brassavola 

: a genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids (family Orchidaceae) with thick solitary leaves

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History and Etymology for Brassavola

New Latin, after A.M. Brassavola †1570 Italian botanist

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