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Definitions and Synonyms of paphiopedilum | Another word for paphiopedilum | What is paphiopedilum?

Definition 1: horticulturally important genus of mainly terrestrial orchids including many hybrids; southeastern Asia and Indonesia to Philippines and Solomon Islands; Paphiopedilum species sometimes included in genus Cypripedium - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for paphiopedilum in the sense of this definition

(paphiopedilum is a kind of ...) genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed

(paphiopedilum is a member of ...) any of various orchids of the genus Paphiopedilum having slender flower stalks bearing 1 to several waxy flowers with pouchlike lips

(... is a member of paphiopedilum) enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers

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