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Calypso (orchid)

The Calypso orchid (Calypso bulbosa), also known as the fairy slipper or Venus's slipper, is a perennial member of the orchid family found in undisturbed northern and montane forests. It has a small pink, purple, pinkish-purple, or red flower accented with a white lip, darker purple spottings, and yellow beard. It is the only species currently classified in the genus Calypso, which takes its name from the Greek signifying concealment, as they tend to favor sheltered areas on conifer forest floors. The specific epithet, bulbosa, refers to the bulb-like corms.[1]

Species: C. bulbosa
Binomial name
Calypso bulbosa
(L.) Oakeshttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e7/Calypso_bulbosa_clump1.jpg

Synonymy

The genera Calypsodium Link, Cytherea Salisb., Norna Wahlenb. and Orchidium Sw. are generally considered synonyms of Calypso.

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