bolbophyllum

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

Definition of bolbophyllum

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  a plant or flower of the genus Bolbophyllum

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Origin and Etymology of bolbophyllum

New Latin, from Greek bolbos bulb + New Latin -phyllum — more at bulb


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