Cypripedium micranthum Franch. 1894 SECTION Trigonopedia

Photo courtesy of Jan H. Larsen KJ Orchids Denmark


Common Name The Small Flowered Cypripedium - In China Xiao Hua Shao Lan

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found from Chongqing to northern Sichuan provinces of China in dense woods at elevations around 2000 to 2500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, glabrous stem provided with 2 to 3 basal sheaths and carrying two, lanceolate, acute, clear green to occasionally red spotted, deeply longitudinally veined leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, to 2" [to 5 cm] long, pubescent, single flowered inflorescence without a floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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 76 No 2 2007 photo fide; 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; Orchids of Huanglong Perner, Tang Si-Yuan 2007 photos fide;