Cypripedium lichiangense S.C.Chen & P.J.Cribb 1994 SECTION Trigonopedia

Photo courtesy of Jan Hrolv Larsen

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Common Name The Lijiang Cypripedium [Town in Yunnan Province China] - In China Li Jiang Shao Lan

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southwestern Sichuan and northwestern Yunnan provinces of China and in northeastern Myanmar in open forests at elevations around 2600 to 3500 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, short stem enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying 2, adpressed to the ground, subopposite, ovate, obovate to suborbicular, dark green, heavily spotted with black-purple above leaves that blooms in the spring to early summer on a short, terminal, single flowered inflorescence without a floral bract


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