Cypripedium shanxiense S.C.Chen 1983 SECTION Cypripedium SUBSECTION Cypripedium

Photo by Leonid Averyanov

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Photo by Yuzawa Alpine Plant Nursery and their Alpine Plant Website

Part shadeColdSpringEARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Shanxi Cypripedium- In China Shan Xi Shao Lan

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in Shanxi, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces of China, Japan and in forests or on grassy slopes at elevations of 1100 to 2500 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, pubescent and glandular hairy stem provided with several basal sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, slightly pubescent to glabrous at the dorsal base, acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, pubescent and glandular hairy, 1 to rarely 3 flowered inflorescence with leaf-like, pilose veined, longer than the ovary floral bracts


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