Cypripedium fasciolatum Franch. 1894 SECTION Cypripedium SUBSECTION Cypripedium Photo courtesy of Rogier van Vugt and his Orchid webpage

Common Name The Striped Lady Slipper - In China Da Ye Shao Lan

Flower Size 5 to 6" [12.5 to 15 cm]

Found in Hubei, Guizhou, Sichuan provinces of China in open scrub along forest margins at elevations of 2000 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with an erect, glabrous to pubescent stem carrying 3 to 4, elliptic to broadly elliptic, shortly acuminate, glabrous, ciliate margined leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, pubescent, single [rarely 2] flowered inflorescence with leafy, elliptic to ovate bracts and carrying a flower scented of roses.

Synonyms Cypripedium cheniae Torelli 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen #4 13-16 tafel 5 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 40 2000; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 9 2007 photo; Native Orchids of Shaanxi - Shaanxi Science & Technology Press 2007 photo fide; Orchids of Huanglong Perner, Tang Si-Yuan 2007 photos fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915;

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