Cypripedium plectrochilum Franch. 1885 SECTION Arietinum

Side View Photos courtesy of © Bill Temple

Another Angle Photo courtesy of Jan Hrolv Larsen and KJ Orchids Webpage.

Another Flower

Side View Of Flower Photo courtesy of Botanická zahrada a arboretum Mendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

Common Name The Spured-Lip Cypripedium - Ram's Head Lady Slipper - In China Li E Shao Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southwestern China in coniferous or mixed forests at elevations of 2250 meters in semi-shade on stoney ground, often with limestone as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial that has a slender, erect stem carrying 3, lanceolate, veined leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, pubscent, single flowered inflorescence occuring in the summer.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 2 2007; Orchids of Huanglong Perner, Tang Si-Yuan 2007 photos fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 6 12/07-1/08; 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; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;