The Slipper Orchid Alliance

SOA Purpose And Objectives

The Slipper Orchid Alliance is dedicated to the preservation of and education about all lady-slipper orchids including Cypripedium, Mexipedium, Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, and Selenipedium

The Slipper Orchid Alliance, an international organization, is devoted exclusively to these genera. Our purposes are to foster understanding of all lady-slipper orchids, encourage their conservation, and disseminate information about them, through our quarterly newsletter, web-site (, and sponsorship of speakers at various orchid events.