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For the junior homonym Calceolaria Heist. ex Fabr., see Cypripedium.
Calceolaria bilatata flowers.jpg
Calceolaria bilatata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Calceolariaceae
Genus: Calceolaria

Calceolaria (/ˌkælsiəˈlɛəriə/[1][2][3]), also called lady's purse, slipper flower and pocketbook flower,[4] or slipperwort, is a genus of plants in the Calceolariaceae family, sometimes classified in Scrophulariaceae by some authors. This genus consists of about 388 species of shrubs, lianas and herbs, and the geographical range extends from Patagonia to central Mexico, with its distribution centre in Andean region.[5] Calceolaria species have usually yellow or orange flowers, which can have red or purple spots.[4]


Calceolaria uniflora

Calceolaria contains the following species:[6]

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  1. ^ "Calceolaria". Unabridged. Random House. Retrieved 2016-01-22. 
  2. ^ "Calceolaria". OUP. Retrieved 2016-01-22. 
  3. ^ Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607
  4. ^ a b "Botanica. The Illustrated AZ of over 10000 garden plants and how to cultivate them", pp. 166-167 Könemann, 2004. ISBN 3-8331-1253-0
  5. ^ Stephan Andersson (2006). "On the phylogeny of the genus Calceolaria (Calceolariaceae) as inferred from ITS and plastid matK sequences". Taxon 55 (1): 125–137. JSTOR 25065534. 
  6. ^ "Calceolaria". The Plant List. Retrieved June 12, 2013. 

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