Cypripedium candidum Muhl ex Willd. 1805 SECTION Cypripedium SUBSECTION Cypripedium

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Brian O'Brien


Common Name Small White Lady's Slipper

Flower Size 3 1/2" [8.75 cm]

From Ontario west to the Dakotas and Nebraska and then south to Missouri and Kentucky in boggy meadows, this American terrestrial, cold growing orchid blooms in the spring on a short, terminal, solitary to rarely 2 flowered inflorescence that is subtended by a leaflike floral bract and carries slightly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Calceolus candidus Nieuwl. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 6 1963 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965;Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1971 drawing ok; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Luer 1975 drawing/photos fide; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 6 1982 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 4 1993 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 1 1998 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 8 2004 photo;