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Related to cypripedium: Cypripedium reginae, Cypripedium calceolus, Cypripedium parviflorum


Any of various orchids of the genus Cypripedium of northern temperate regions, such as the lady's slipper.

[New Latin Cypripedium, genus name : Late Latin Cypris, Venus (from Greek Kupris, Aphrodite, from Kupros, Cyprus, legendary birthplace of Aphrodite) + New Latin -pedium (alteration of Greek pedilon, sandal; see ped- in Indo-European roots).]


1. (Plants) any orchid of the genus Cypripedium, having large flowers with an inflated pouchlike lip. See also lady's-slipper
2. (Plants) any cultivated tropical orchid of the genus Paphiopedilum, having yellow, green, or brownish-purple waxy flowers
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin Cypria the Cyprian, that is, Venus + pēs foot (that is, Venus' slipper)]


(ˌsɪp rəˈpi di əm)

any orchid of the genus Cypripedium, comprising the lady's-slippers.
[1765–75; < New Latin, = Latin Cypri(a) Venus + ped-, s. of pēs foot + -ium -ium2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cypripedium - genus of chiefly American perennial leafy-stemmed orchids: lady's slippersCypripedium - genus of chiefly American perennial leafy-stemmed orchids: lady's slippers; sometimes includes species of genus Paphiopedilum
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Orchidaceae, orchid family, Orchidaceae - enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers
cypripedia - a plant or flower of the genus Cypripedium
ladies' slipper, lady's slipper, lady-slipper, slipper orchid - any of several chiefly American wildflowers having an inflated pouchlike lip; difficult or impossible to cultivate in the garden
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Alton Lindsey conducted the first cursory floral survey in 1972 and reported Cypripedium acaule, Lycopodium clavatum, twenty living tamarack trees, and an open Acer canopy forming above the tamarack (Swinehart 1994).
The photosynthetic rate, chlorophyll fluorescence, leaf nitrogen content and chlorophyll content were studied in the leaves of Cypripedium flavum at different ages.
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Cypripedium pubescens (lady's slipper) whose specific indications include insomnia, nervous irritiability, menstrual irregularities, with despondency; tendency to dementia at climacteric.
Many orchid genera such as Phalaenopsis (Chen and Piluek, 1995), Oncidium (Chen and Chang, 2000) Cypripedium (Shimura and Koda, 2004), and Dendrobium (Martin et al.
According to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, the showy lady-slipper or cypripedium reginae, is listed as a "plant of special concern.
The orchids are closely related to one of the UK's rarest flowers - another variety of The Lady's Slipper with the botanical name Cypripedium calceolus.
Some examples of threatened species still use are the ladies slipper Cypripedium parviflorum var.