genus Cypripedium


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Noun1.genus Cypripedium - genus of chiefly American perennial leafy-stemmed orchids: lady's slippersgenus Cypripedium - 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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It is a centre of biodiversity for the genus Cypripedium (Cribb, 1998; Perner & Luo, 2007).
Second, if we use the genus Cypripedium and compare pollination systems we find there are a number of extenuating circumstances at both interspecific and intraspecific levels (Table 1).