Cypripedium lichiangense S.C.Chen & P.J.Cribb 1994 SECTION Trigonopedia Photo courtesy of Jan Hrolv Larsen and KJ Orchids Webpage.

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Common Name The Lijiang Cypripedium [Town in Yunnan Province China] - In China Li Jiang Shao Lan

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southwestern Sichuan and northwestern Yunnan provinces of China and in northeastern Myanmar in open forests at elevations around 2600 to 3500 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, short stem enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying 2, adpressed to the ground, subopposite, ovate, obovate to suborbicular, dark green, heavily spotted with black-purple above leaves that blooms in the spring to early summer on a short, terminal, single flowered inflorescence

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 40 2000; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 6 2001 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 10 2006 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 6 12/07-1/08; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 5 2009 photo; 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;

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