Cypripedium fasciolatum Franch. 1894 SECTION Cypripedium SUBSECTION Cypripedium

Photo courtesy of Rogier van Vugt and his Orchid webpage

Common Name The Striped Lady Slipper - In China Da Ye Shao Lan

Flower Size 5 to 6" [12.5 to 15 cm]

Found in Hubei, Guizhou, Sichuan provinces of China in open scrub along forest margins at elevations of 2000 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with an erect, glabrous to pubescent stem provided with several basall sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, elliptic to broadly elliptic, shortly acuminate, glabrous, ciliate margined, shortly acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, pubescent, single [rarely 2] flowered inflorescence with leafy, elliptic to ovate, much longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying a flower scented of roses.

Synonyms Cypripedium cheniae Torelli 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1971 photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 9 2007 photo fide; Native Orchids of Shaanxi - Shaanxi Science & Technology Press 2007 photo fide; Orchids of Huanglong Perner, Tang Si-Yuan 2007 photos fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo not = C franchetii