Cypripedium kentuckiense Reed 1981 SECTION Cypripedium SUBSECTION Cypripedium Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Jan Hrolv Larsen and KJ Orchids Webpage

Plants in situ Va. Photo courtesy of Zachary Bradford

Another Flower Angle

Pouch close Up

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt.


Common Name The Kentucky Cypripedium

Flower Size 4 3/4" [12 cm]

This large sized, cold growing terrestrial species is found in the United States and Canada with broad-ovate, twisted leaves with a narrow apex that blooms in the late spring on an erect, terminal, solitary flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cypripedium daultonii V.G.Soukup 1977; Cypripedium kentuckiense f. pricei P.M.Br. 1998; Cypripedium kentuckiense f. summersii P.M.Br. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 8 1984 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 10 1985 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 11 2002 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 12 2002 Photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 8 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 9 2007 photo