Cypripedium henryi Rolfe 1892 SECTION Cypripedium SUBSECTION Cypripedium

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Common Name Henry's Cypripedium [Irish Plant Collector in China 1800's] - In China Lu Hua Shao Lan

Flower Size 2 3/4" [7 cm]

Found in southern Gansu, Guizhou, western Hubei, southern Shaanxi, southern Shanxi, Sichuan and northwestern to southeastern Yunnan provinces of China in hummus rich locations in open forests, in forest margins and on scrubby slopes at elevations of 800 to 2300 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect, pubescent stem provided with several basal sheaths and carrying 4 to 5, ovate-oblong, plicate, glabrous to occasionally pubescent, acuminate leaves and blooms in the spring on a terminal, slender, glandular-pubescent, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with foliaceous, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, glabrous to occasionally pubescent on the abaxial veins, cuspidate acuminate apically, much longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying .

Synonyms Cypripedium chinense Franch. 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1971 drawing ok/photo plant only; 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 74 No 6 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 # 12 2006 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #1 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 2 2007; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo; 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; Orchid Digest Vol 71 #1 2008 photo fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 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; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #5 2016 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide