Cypripedium flavum P.F. Hunt & Summerh. 1966 SECTION Cypripedium SUBSECTION Obtusipetala Photo courtesy of Rogier van Vugt © and his Orchid webpage

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Another Angle Photo courtesy of Botanická zahrada a arboretum Mendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

White Flower Photo by © David Llewelyn and his Koolplants website


Common Name The Yellow Cypripedium - In China Huang Hua Shao Lan

Flower Size 2 1/2 to 3 1/2" [6.25 to 8.75 cm]

Found in southwest China in open woodlands or under scrub in grassy to stony locations at higher elevations of 1850 to 3700 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 6 to 10, ovate, pubescent leaves on an erect, brown, pubescent stem that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a solitary [rarely 2] flowered, slender stalked, 2 1/2 to 9" [6.25 to 22.5 cm] long, terminal inflorescence and carrying color variable flowers.

Synonyms Cypripedium luteum Franch. 1828

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C luteum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C luteum; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1971 as C luteum; Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 1 1993 photo fide; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; 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; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as C luteum; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 6 2001 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2006 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 2 2007 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 6 12/07-1/08; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, 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; Orchids of Huanglong Perner, Tang Si-Yuan 2007 photos fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;