Cypripedium palangshanense Tang & F.T.Wang 1936 SECTION Retinervia

Photo by Christian Lueg and Ground Orchid Website

Another Angle

Photo by Jan H. Larsen KJ Orchids Denmark


Common Name The Palangshan Cypripedium [An area In northwestern Sichuan China] - In China Ba Lang Shan Shao Lan

Flower Size

Found in northwestern Sichuan province of China in humus rich locales in forests and thickets at elevations around 2000 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, glabrous stem mostly enveloped by several basal sheaths and carrying 2, horizontally spreading, opposite to subopposite, round to broadly elliptic, herbaceous, glabrous, 5 to 7 prominent veined, not ciliate, acute to obtuse, abruptly narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 4" [10 cm] long, peduncle pubescent, slender, single flowered inflorescence with lanceolateglabrous, acute, longer than the pubescent ovary floral bracts and holding the nodding flower well above the leaves


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