Slipper Orchids are a distinct group of flowering orchids within the orchidaceae family which have a front pouch instead of a labellum, commonly referred to as a 'slipper'.
The scientific name for Slipper Orchid is Paphiopedilum. Other common names are slipper orchids, slippers or paphs.
The slipper functions as an entrance point for an insect to pollinate the flower.
The reproductive organs of the orchid are placed competely differently to other orchids.
There are over 100 species of natural slipper orchids which are divided into various evolutionary related groups.