Cypripedium segawae Masam.1933 SECTION Cypripedium SUBSECTION Cypripedium

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Takato Natsui and His Professor Summer's Webgarden

Common Name Segawa's Cypripedium [Japanese Botanist 1900's] - In China Bao Dao Shao Lan

Flower Size 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm]

Found in northeastern Taiwan on alpine slopes or in forests at elevations over 3000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a stout, creeping rhizome giving rise to an erect, glandular-pubescent stem with 1 to 2, basal sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, elliptic to elliptic-ovate, plicate, pubescent, subacute leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, single flowered inflorescence with a foliaceous, lanceolate bract

Synonyms Cypripedium guttatum var. segawae (Masam.) S.S.Ying 1977; Cypripedium reginae var. segawae (Masam.) S.S.Ying 1996

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; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 9 2007 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 6 12/07-1/08; 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;