Cypripedium forrestii P.J.Cribb 1992 SECTION Trigonopedia

Side View of Flower

Photos courtesy of © Bill Temple

Plant and Flower in situ China

Plants in situ China

Photos by Ernst GŁgel

Full shadeColdSpring

Common Name or Meaning Forrest's Cypripedium [English Orchid Collector 1900's] - In China Yu Long Shao Lan

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Sichuan, Yunnan and southeastern Xizang provinces of China in pine forests, on shrubby slopes or in open forests at elevations of 3000 to 3600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem envloped by 2 conic sheaht s and carrying 2, subopposite, elliptic, acute, red spotted to clear green, veined leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, very short, single flowered inflorescence holding the flowers within the base of the leaves.

Synonyms Cypripedium bardolphianum subsp. forrestii (P.J.Cribb) Eccarius 2009; Cypripedium bardolphianum var. zhongdianense S.C.Chen 1985

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 6 12/07-1/08; 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 fide; 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 photo fide;