garden-en: Venus slipper - Paphiopedilum
Synonyms: incl. Cordula, Menephora
Other names: Slippers, Slipper
Family: Orchidaceae - orchids

Paphiopedilum, often called the Venus slipper, is a genus of the Lady slipper orchid subfamily Cypripedioideae of the flowering plant family Orchidaceae. The genus comprises some 80 accepted taxa including several natural hybrids. The genus is native to Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, southern China, New Guinea and the Solomon and Bismarck Islands.

The species and their hybrids are extensively cultivated, and are known as either paphiopedilums, or by the abbreviation paphs in horticulture. [Wikipedia]
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