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Entitled; Cypripedium macropterum taken from Orchid album: comprising coloured figures and descriptions of new, rare and beautiful orchidaceous plants by B. S. Williams, 1891 edition. Benjamin Samuel Williams (March 2, 1822 - June 24, 1890) was an English orchidologist and nurseryman in London, known mainly for his horticultural notes on orchids in publications such as The Orchid Grower's Manual (London 1871), Select Orchidaceous Plants (London 1862 onwards) and The Orchid Album (London 1882-97). Cypripedium (Greek for the shoe of Venus) is a genus of 58 species and nothospecies of hardy, lady's slipper orchids widespread across much of the Northern Hemisphere including most of Europe, Russia, China, Central Asia, Canada and the United States, Mexico and Central America. Orchidaceae is a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants with blooms that are often Colourful and often fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family. All orchids.
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