Cypripedium yatabeanum Makino 1899 SECTION Bifolium Photo by © Christian Lueg and Ground Orchid Website

Common Name Spotted Lady's Slipper - Yatabe's Cypripedium - In Japan - Kibana-No-Atsumori-So

This small to medium sized, cold growing species is said to be synomonous with C. guttatum Sw. yet differs in size, color and location. Found in the Aleutian Islands and Japan with 2 oblong, opposite on stem leaves that blooms in seepage areas and boggy grasslands with a single flowered inflorescence occuring in the early summer.

Synonyms Cypripedium guttatum subsp. yatabeanum (Makino) Hultén 1968; Cypripedium yatabeanum Makino 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 3 1960; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 4 1983 photo fide as C guttatum var yatabeanum; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 6 1998; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 3 2007 photo;