Cypripedium plectrochilum Franch. 1885 SECTION Arietinum

Side View

Photos by © Bill Temple

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Photo courtesy of Jan Hrolv Larsen

Another Flower

Side View Of Flower

Photo courtesy of Botanická zahrada a arboretum Mendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

Common Name The Spured-Lip Cypripedium - Ram's Head Lady Slipper - In China Li E Shao Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southwestern China in coniferous or mixed forests at elevations of 2250 meters in semi-shade on stoney ground, often with limestone as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender, erect stem provided with several basal sheaths and carrying rarely 2, 3 to rarely 4, elliptic to narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, abaxially veins occasionally puberulent, adaxially subglabrous, acute to shortly acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, peduncle slender, pubscent, single flowered inflorescence with foliaceous, elliptic-lanceolate to lanceoalte, slightly ciliate, acuminate to acute, slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts.

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 ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 #6 2007 photo fide; Orchids of Huanglong Perner, Tang Si-Yuan 2007 photos fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 6 12/07-1/08; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 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; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #1 2011 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide