Definition of butterfly orchid in English:

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butterfly orchid


A wild orchid with a flower that somewhat resembles a butterfly in shape, found in both Eurasia and North America.
  • Genus Platanthera, family Orchidaceae: many species, including two widely distributed European species with fragrant greenish-white flowers, P. chlorantha and the smaller P. bifolia.
Example sentences
  • Bauhinia forficata, or Brazilian orchid tree, also is known as white butterfly orchid tree or simply white orchid tree.
  • Among them are butterfly orchid from Timor and Maluku, and mini orchid from North Sulawesi.
  • The tour ended in a forest of trees with blooming white blossoms of phalaenopsis, or butterfly orchid.

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