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Cypripedium Orchids

Cypripedium or Lady Slipper orchids are some of the most exotic and showiest of orchids.  In my opinion, some of them look like they have little faces…or  little aliens piloting their space ships.

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Orchidaceae – Cypripedioideae or Lady Slipper Orchid

Lady’s slipper orchids (also known as lady slipper orchids or slipper orchids) are orchids in the subfamily Cypripedioideae, which includes the genera Cypripedium, Mexipedium, Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium and Selenipedium.[1] They are characterised by the slipper-shaped pouches (modified labellums) of the flowers … Continue reading

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