Paphiopedilum is also known as the hoof of Venus in reference with Greek mythology: Papio is a derivative of Paphos which is a city of the island of Cyprus where the goddess Aphrodite otherwise called Venus had a temple there. Pedilum means slipper or hoof. Le Labelle du Paphiopedilum has the shape of a hoof. Their range extends from China to the Himalayas, through all of Southeast Asia, and from Indonesia to New Guinea.
Phragmipedium is a genus of the family of terrestrial orchids, they are native to America and are very appreciated for the form of their flowers.