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Phragmipedium, genus Phragmipedium(noun)
genus of tropical American orchid species often included in genus Cypripedium or Paphiopedilum and Selenipedium: lady slippers
Phragmipedium is a genus of the Orchid family and the only genus comprised in the tribe Phragmipedieae and subtribe Phragmipediinae. The name of the genus is derived from the Greek phragma, which means "division", and pedium, which means "slipper". It is abbreviated 'Phrag' in trade journals. About 20 species of these lady's slipper orchids are known from SW Mexico, Central and tropical South America. All members of the genus Phragmipedium are listed in Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
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