One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for lady's slipper
- ‘Certain orchids, such as moth and slipper orchids, also fall into this category.’
- ‘Cypripedium flavum is a rare, endemic alpine slipper orchid of China, which is under threat from excessive collection and habitat changes.’
- ‘For example, tropical slipper orchids have been the subject of intense collection pressure.’
- ‘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.’
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