Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of orchids, remarkable for having the two lateral anthers perfect, while the third forms a dilated fleshy appendage above the stigma.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of orchidaceous plants including the lady's slipper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun genus of chiefly American perennial leafy-stemmed orchids: lady's slippers; sometimes includes species of genus Paphiopedilum

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Examples

  • 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.

    Volcanoes of Kamchatka, Russian Federation

  • Pink ladyslipper Cypripedium acaule is one of the few orchid species that has managed to survive in NYC.

    Marielle Anzelone: Nature in New York City

  • Pink ladyslipper Cypripedium acaule is one of the few orchid species that has managed to survive in NYC.

    Marielle Anzelone: Nature in New York City

  • Pink ladyslipper Cypripedium acaule is one of the few orchid species that has managed to survive in NYC.

    Marielle Anzelone: Nature in New York City

  • Pink ladyslipper Cypripedium acaule is one of the few orchid species that has managed to survive in NYC.

    Marielle Anzelone: Nature in New York City

  • 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.

    Shirakami-sanchi (Shirakami mountains), Japan

  • Nationally endangered plant species (15 species in total) include: Cypripedium macranthon, Calypso bulbosa, Orchis militaris and Cotoneaster lucidus.

    East Siberian taiga

  • Eight nationally threatened species recorded include Nardostachys grandiflora, Picroehiza kurrooa (VU), Cypripedium elegans, C. himalaicum, Dioscorea deltoidea (VU) and Allium stracheyi (VU).

    Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, India

  • 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;

    Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, India

  • Other endangered species include: Cypripedium macranthon, Calypso bulbosa, Epipogium phyllum, Orchis militaris, Trapa natans, Paeonia anomala, Nymphaea candida and other plants.

    West Siberian broadleaf and mixed forests

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