Cypripedium cordigerum D. Don 1825

SECTION Cypripedium SUBSECTION Cypripedium

Photo courtesy of Botanická zahrada a arboretum Mendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

Full shadeCold LATESpringSummer

Common Name The Heart-Shaped Lip Cypripedium - In China Bai Chun Shao Lan

Flower Size 1 3/4 to 2 1/2" [4"] [4 to 6 [10] cm]

Found from the Chinese Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, northern Pakistan and the western Himalayas at elevations of 2100 to 4000 meters in shady wet pine forests or open glades or under shrubs or among bamboo as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a stout, increasingly pubescent and glandular from the base upwards stem provided with 3 to 4 basal tubular sheaths and carrying 2 to 5, distant, elliptic to broadly elliptic, acute to acuminate, glabrous leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, 1.6 to 6" [4 to 15 cm] long, 1 or rarely 2 flowered inflorescence with a foliaceous, elliptic to lanceolate, pubescent on the abaxial veins, acuminate, much longer than the ovary floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1971 plant photo only; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 9 2007 photo; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 7—50. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015 photo fide