Definition of slipper orchid in English:

slipper orchid


  • another term for lady's slipper
    • ‘Cypripedium flavum is a rare, endemic alpine slipper orchid of China, which is under threat from excessive collection and habitat changes.’
    • ‘Certain orchids, such as moth and slipper orchids, also fall into this category.’
    • ‘It is the hybrids that immediately catch the eye - but then, that is what they are bred to do - such as the lovely pink slipper orchids, Phragmepedium hannae, and P ainsworthii.’
    • ‘For example, tropical slipper orchids have been the subject of intense collection pressure.’