Cypripedium bouffordianum Yong H.Zhang & H.Sun 2006 SECTION Bifolia Moren Photo courtesy of Rick Ree and The Flora Of Pakistan Website

Plant and Flower Photo courtesy of Rick Ree and The Flora Of Pakistan Website

Common Name Boufford's Cypripedium

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Western Sichuan at elevations of 4000 to 4200 meters as a miniature to small sized, very cold growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome giving rise to a short, subterranean, slender stem enveloped at the base by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying 2 subopposite, elliptic to ovate, sparsely pubescent on the dorsal veins leaves that blooms on an erect, single flowered inflorescence

CAUTION Many references put this species as a synonym of C guttatum and it may be an alba variety of that species. I await more information. Seems to be a few differences around the staminodal area.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Ann. Bot. Fenn. 43: 481 2006

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