Cypripedium ludlowii P.J.Cribb 1997 SECTION Cypripedium SUBSECTION Macrantha

Photo by Jin Xiaohua


Drawing by Eleanor Catherine And Flora of China Website

Part shade Cold LATESpring

Common Name or Meaning Ludlow's Cypripedium - In China Bo Mi Shao Lan

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in southeastern Xizang province of China in forests in moist areas at elevations around 4300 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, glabrous stem provided with several basal sheaths and carrying 3, elliptic-ovate to elliptic, sparsely pubescent on veins, glandular hairy towards the apex and base, acuminate to acute apically leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, single flowered inflorescence with ovate to ovate-elliptic, sparsely pubescent acute to acuminate, almost twice as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Cypripedium tibeticum subsp. ludlowii (P.J.Cribb) Eccarius 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 #11 2007 specimen 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 fide