Cypripedium lentiginosum P.J.Cribb & S.C.Chen 1999 SECTION Trigonopedia Photo by The Himalayan Plant Nursery website


Common Name The Freckled Cypripedium - In China Chang Ban Shao Lan

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in southeastern Yunnan province of China on steep rocky limestone boulders in thickets or in open forests at elevations of 2100 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with a stout, creeping rhizome giving rise to an erect stem enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a subopposite, dark green, heavily spotted with black, sometimes with a purple margin, ovate, obovate to suborbicular leaf that blooms in the spring on a terminal, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cypripedium daweishanense (S.C.Chen & Z.J.Liu) S.C.Chen & Z.J.Liu 2005; Cypripedium lichiangense subsp. lentiginosum (P.J.Cribb & S.C.Chen) Eccarius 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as C daweishanense; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;