bol·​bo·​phyl·​lum | \ ¦bälbə¦filəm, ¦bōl- \

Definition of bolbophyllum

1 capitalized : a large genus of epiphytic orchids having small pseudobulbs, stiff leaves, and racemose or solitary showy flowers with a jointed lip, being native chiefly to the Old World tropics, and including a few forms in cultivation
2 plural -s : a plant or flower of the genus Bolbophyllum

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History and Etymology for bolbophyllum

New Latin, from Greek bolbos bulb + New Latin -phyllum

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“Bolbophyllum.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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