lady's slipper

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lady's slipper

also la·dy-slip·per (lā′dē-slĭp′ər)
n.
Any of various orchids of the subfamily Cypripedioideae and especially the genus Cypripedium, having showy flowers with the lip modified into a slipperlike pouch. Also called moccasin flower.
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Noun1.lady's slipper - any of several chiefly American wildflowers having an inflated pouchlike liplady's slipper - any of several chiefly American wildflowers having an inflated pouchlike lip; difficult or impossible to cultivate in the garden
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
Cypripedium, genus Cypripedium - genus of chiefly American perennial leafy-stemmed orchids: lady's slippers; sometimes includes species of genus Paphiopedilum
Cypripedium acaule, moccasin flower, nerveroot - once common rose pink woodland orchid of eastern North America
common lady's-slipper, Cypripedium album, Cypripedium reginae, showy lady slipper, showy lady's-slipper - pale pink wild orchid of northeastern America having an inflated pouchlike lip
Cypripedium arietinum, ram's-head, ram's-head lady's slipper - orchid of northern North America having a brownish-green flower and red-and-white lip suggestive of a ram's head
Cypripedium calceolus, Cypripedium parviflorum, yellow lady's slipper, yellow lady-slipper - maroon to purple-brown orchid with yellow lip; Europe, North America and Japan
California lady's slipper, Cypripedium californicum - often having many yellow-green orchids with white pouches growing along streams and seeps of southwestern Oregon and northern California
clustered lady's slipper, Cypripedium fasciculatum - clusters of several short stems each having 2 broad leaves and 2-4 drooping brownish to greenish flowers with pouches mottled with purple; British Columbia to central California and northern Colorado
Cypripedium montanum, mountain lady's slipper - leafy plant having a few stems in a clump with 1 white and dull purple flower in each upper leaf axil; Alaska to northern California and Wyoming
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Las otras subfamilias de las orquideas son Apostasioideae, Cypripedioideae, Orchidoideae y Epidendroideae (Cameron et al.
This pattern was observed for several groups in this family, such as Arpophyllum, Bletia, Chysis, Coelia, Hexalectris, Isochillus and Ponera, and for one of the oldest groups in Orchidaceae, namely the subtribe Cypripedioideae.