Cypripedium sichuanense Perner 2002 SECTION Trigonopedia

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Plant and Flower in situ China Photo by Ernst GŁgel ©

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Common Name or Meaning The Sichuan Cypripedium [A Province of China] - In China Si Chuan Shao Lan

Flower Size 1 1/2 to 1 3/4" [3.8 to 4.5 cm]

Found in Sichuan province of China in bamboo and deciduous thickets in humus rich soils at elevations around 2380 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial needing humid cold summers with a basal rosette of ovate, plicate, light green, red spotted, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, short, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cypripedium margaritaceum subsp. sichuanense (Perner) Eccarius 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Huanglong Perner, Tang Si-Yuan 2007 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 5 2009 photo; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;