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Helmet orchid   /hˈɛlmət ˈɔrkəd/   Listen
Helmet orchid

noun
1.
Any of numerous orchids of the genus Pterostylis having leaves in a basal rosette and green flowers often striped purple or brown or red with the dorsal sepal incurved to form a hood.  Synonym: greenhood.
2.
Any of several orchids of the genus Coryanthes having racemes of a few musky-scented waxy flowers with a helmet-shaped lip process.  Synonym: helmetflower.






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Words linked to "Helmet orchid" :   Coryanthes, genus Pterostylis, greenhood, orchid, orchidaceous plant, genus Coryanthes, Pterostylis



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