Cypripedium wumengense S.C.Chen 1985 SECTION Trigonopedia Photo by Christian Lueg and Ground Orchid Website

Drawing Drawing by Chen Xinqi in Acta Phytotax Sin. 23:373 fig1 1983

Full shadeCold Spring

Common Name Wu Meng's Cypripedium - In China Wu Meng Shao Lan

Flower Size 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm]

Found in northeastern Yunnan province of China in bamboo thickets on limestone cliffs at elevations around 2900 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with an erect stem enveloped by 3, subtubular sheaths and carrying an ascending, subopposite, green, spotted with purple, ovate-elliptic, glabrous, mucronate apically leaf and a similar bract that blooms in the spring on a terminal, ebracteate, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide;