Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of orchids, remarkable for having the two lateral anthers perfect, while the third forms a dilated fleshy appendage above the stigma. The lip is large and saccate or somewhat slipper-shaped, whence the common names lady's-slipper and (in the United States) moccasin-flower. There are about 40 species, ranging from the tropics to the colder temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. A single species, C. Calceolus, is rarely found in Great Britain; 10 species occur in the United States; but the larger number belong to the tropics of America. The tropical species generally have thick, veinless leaves; and several of them are in frequent cultivation in greenhouses, where their forms have been largely increased in number by hybridization.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A genus of orchidaceous plants including the lady's slipper.
- n. genus of chiefly American perennial leafy-stemmed orchids: lady's slippers; sometimes includes species of genus Paphiopedilum
“There are isolated groves of the rare endemic Kamchatkan fir Abies gracilis, also Sakhalin fir Abies sachalinensis, unusual thermally influenced caldera communities and several nationally threatened plants such as Cypripedium macranthon, Carex viridula, Fimbristylis ochotensis, Isoetes asiatica, Poa radula and Rhodiola rosea.”
“Pink ladyslipper Cypripedium acaule is one of the few orchid species that has managed to survive in NYC.”
“Threatened and semi-endemic relict species present include Ranzania japonica, Hylotelephium tsugaruense, Cerastium arvense var. ovatum, Poa ogamontana, Padicularis nipponica and numerous orchids: Calanthe discolor, C. nipponica, Cypripedium yatabeanum, Gymnadenia fujisanensis, Orchis graminifolia and Tipularia japonica.”
“Other endangered species include: Cypripedium macranthon, Calypso bulbosa, Epipogium phyllum, Orchis militaris, Trapa natans, Paeonia anomala, Nymphaea candida and other plants.”
“Nationally endangered plant species (15 species in total) include: Cypripedium macranthon, Calypso bulbosa, Orchis militaris and Cotoneaster lucidus.”
“Eight nationally threatened species recorded include Nardostachys grandiflora, Picroehiza kurrooa (VU), Cypripedium elegans, C. himalaicum, Dioscorea deltoidea (VU) and Allium stracheyi (VU).”
“The status of rare and endangered flora such as the populations of Saussurea obvallata, Meconopsis aculeata, Cypripedium cordigerum, Dactlyorhiza hatagirea, Aconitum spp. in permanent plots;”
“Showy ladyslipper, Cypripedium reginae, is an example of a unique plant that thrives in fens.”
“Threatened, endemic and protected plants include Cardamine chelido, Cypripedium calceolus, Daphne blagayana, Lilium bulbiferum, L. carniolicum, Primula kitaibeliana, P. wulfeniana, Ruscus hypoglossum and Paeonia mascula.”
“In Nalychevo Nature Park 549 species of vascular plants have been recorded, with many rare orchids (Cypripedium macranthon, Epipactis papillosa, Neottia asiatica) and forests of the rare Asian white birch Betula platyphylla.”
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