: a genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids (family Orchidaceae) with one or two leaves to each pseudobulb and striking axillary racemes of flowers with narrow long-tailed sepals and warty lips see spider orchid

Word History


New Latin, from William Brass †1783 English botanical collector + New Latin -ia

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“Brassia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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