Cypripedium farreri W.W.Sm. 1916 SECTION Cypripedium SUBSECTION Cypripedium Photos by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

FragrancePart ShadeCold" LATESpring

Common Name Farrer's Cypripedium [English Plant Collector in southern China late 1800' - early 1900's] - In China

Flower Size 2 to 2 3/4" " [5 to 7 cm]

Found in southern Gansu, northwest Sichuan and northwest Yunnan provinces of China in deep limestone gorges, under shadier wall of cliffs at elevations of 2400 to 3400 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a stout rhizome giving rise to an erect, glabrous stem carrying towards the middle, 2 to 3 alternate, ovate-elliptic to elliptic, glabrous leaves that blooms in the late spring on an ascending, terminal, pubescent towards the bract, single flowered inflorescence with a narrowly ovate-elliptic, glabrous bract and carrying a fragrant flower

Synonyms Cypripedium fasciolatum subsp. farreri (W.W.Sm.) Eccarius 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 9 2007 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 6 12/07-1/08; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;