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Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Fri Dec 22 17:25:29 EST 1995


Julius Heinis (jheinis at mailer.fsu.edu) wrote:
: Gary Bachman (bachman.9 at osu.edu) wrote:
: : Can anyone help me out with the botanical name of lady slipper.  It is found in the 
: : woodlands of the southeast.   Thanks
: Cypripedium sp. ; Pathiopedilum  in greenhouses from Asia/
: family Orchidaceae

And the name Cypripedium is interesting, coming from Cyprus (another name 
for the goddess Venus, who is supposed to have emerged from the sea-foam 
off the coast of the island of Cyprus in the east Mediterranean) + the Latin 
word for foot.

--Kathy

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