Cypripedium ludlowii P.J.Cribb 1997 SECTION Cypripedium SUBSECTION Macrantha Drawing by Eleanor Catherine And Flora of China Website

Part shadeCold

Common Name or Meaning Ludlow's Cypripedium - In China Bo Mi Shao Lan

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in southeastern Tibet in forests in moist areas at elevations around 4300 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, glabrous stem with several sheaths at the base and carrying 3, elliptic-ovate to elliptic, sparsely pubescent, acuminate to acute apically leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, single flowered inflorescence with ovate to ovate-elliptic, sparsely pubescent, acute to acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Cypripedium tibeticum subsp. ludlowii (P.J.Cribb) Eccarius 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide;