Cypripedium margaritaceum Franch 1888 SECTION Trigonopedia type Photo courtesy of Marc Flandre.

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Common Name The Pearl-White Cypripedium - In China Ban Ye Shao Lan

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in northwestern Yunnan province of China in grassy places on forests margins and on grassy slopes at elevations of 2500 to 3600 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2, opposite, broad-elliptic, plicate, green purple spotted leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, erect, 1" [2.5 cm], solitary flowered inflorescence with a brittle, waxy flower held nestled in the leaves or just above.

Synonyms Cypripedium daliense S.C.Chen & J.L.Wu 1991

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing hmmm? fasciculatum?; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen #4 13-16 tafel 5 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo ok; Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 4 1987 photo ok; 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 Lieferung 40 2000; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 10 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2006 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 6 12/07-1/08 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 5 2009 photo; 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; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok

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