Cypripedium palangshanense Tang & F.T.Wang 1936 SECTION Retinervia Photo by Christian Lueg and Ground Orchid Website

Another Angle Photo courtesy of Jan H. Larsen KJ Orchids Denmark


Common Name The Palangshan Cypripedium [An area In northwestern Sichuan China] - In China Ba Lang Shan Shao Lan

Flower Size

Found in northwestern Sichuan province of China in humus rich locales in forests and thickets at elevations around 2000 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2, basal, round, obtuse, abruptly narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a pubescent ovary and holding the nodding flower well above the leaves


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