helmet orchid definition

  • noun:
    • any of a number of orchids for the genus Coryanthes having racemes of some musky-scented waxy blossoms with a helmet-shaped lip procedure
    • any one of many orchids associated with genus Pterostylis having leaves in a basal rosette and green blossoms frequently striped purple or brown or red because of the dorsal sepal incurved to form a hood

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