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Airing On Friday July 31st 2015

8:00 pm eastern, 7:00 pm central and 5:00 pm pacific

The genus name Cypripedium is derived from the Greek words “Cypris” an early reference in Greek myth to Aphrodite, and “pedilon” for sandal.  Ladies Slipper Orchids. These beautiful orchids are a favorite among orchid keepers.This is because the fused petals that form the orchid’s pouch or modified lip (labellum) resemble a slipper or shoe. The staminode (sterile stamen) is often showy and seems to welcome the insect into the pouch where it makes its way to a back-door exit and in so doing transfers pollen to the stigma.

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Orchids – Lady Slippers – Cypripedium
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