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Slipper orchid of the genus Paphiopedilum.
Cypripedium calceolus

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lady’s slipper ‎(plural lady's slippers)

  1. An orchid of the subfamily Cypripedioideae, distinguished by their slipper-shaped pouches which trap insects to improve pollination rates.
  2. The type species of this subfamily, Cypripedium calceolus.

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  • The subfamily Cypripedioidae was formerly regarded a taxonomic family, called Cypripediaceae.

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