Phragmipedium is a genus of the Orchid family (Orchidaceae) (Subfamily Cypripedioideae) and the only genus comprised in the tribe Phragmipedieae and subtribe Phragmipediinae. The name of the genus is derived from the Greek phragma, which means "division", and pedium, which means "slipper" (referring to the pouch). It is abbreviated 'Phrag' in trade journals.

About 20 species of these lady's slipper orchids are known from SW Mexico, Central and tropical South America.

All members of the genus Phragmipedium are listed in Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.



    We specialize in fine Paphiopedilum and Phragmipedium "lady slipper" orchids.  As one of the most colorful and diverse orchid genera, slipper orchids have fascinated orchid lovers for over 150 years.  We provide only the finest, healthiest plants to our clients, whether they are buying their first Paphiopedilum or have been collecting for years.
      Part of the joy of growing orchids is the constant learning process. We continually update our culture information with advice and observations from experienced growers around the world.  You can also find information on orchid biology and genetics geared to the layperson.
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    Located in the heart of Sonoma County's beautiful wine country, we are orchid growers specializing in Paphiopedilums, Phragmipediums, and other selected and interesting orchid species and hybrids.



    In the interest of conservation and preservation of orchid species,
    all species listed here are grown from seed or

    are divisions of established plants.




    EDITOR'S NOTE: - this web site was last updated April 22, 2007.  No verification if the owner is still in business, but the descriptions of items he does (or did) sell might be valuable to individuals shopping for orchids.