Cypripedium fargesii Franch. 1894 SECTION Trigonopedia

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Common Name Farges' Cypripedium [French Missionary and Orchid Enthusiast in China late 1800's] - In China Mao Ban Shao Lan

Flower Size 1.5 to 2" [3.75 cm to 5 cm]

Found in Hubei and eastern Sichuan provinces of China in humus rich places within thickets, open forests and grassy places at elevations of 1900 to 3200 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by 2 to 3 nearly tubular sheaths and carrying 2, ovate, light green, red spotted, plicate, obtuse leaves that blooms in the later spring and earlier summer on a terminal, erect, short to 3" [7.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence without a floral bract.

This orchid is closely related to C margaritaceum.

Synonyms Cypripedium ebracteatum Rolfe 1896; Cypripedium margaritaceum subsp. fargesii (Franch.) Eccarius 2009; Cypripedium margaritaceum var. fargesii (Franch.) Pfitzer 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 5 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #3 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #3 2013 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #1 2016; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 81 #1 2017 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide