Definitions for phragmipedium
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word phragmipedium
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.
Find a translation for the phragmipedium definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these phragmipedium definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"phragmipedium." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 30 May 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/phragmipedium>.