Triphora

noun Tripho·ra \ˈtrifərə, -rīf-\

Definition of Triphora

  1. :  a genus of American terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers, ovate usually clasping leaves, axillary flowers that have an erect lip but are crestless and spurless, and fruit that is a drooping capsule — see nodding cap

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Origin and Etymology of triphora

New Latin, from tri- + -phora; from the fact that it usually bears three flowers


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