Cypripedium subtropicum S.C.Chen & K.Y.Lang 1986 SECTION Subtropica Photo by Egon Krogsgaard and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower Photo by Hong Jian and Frosh's CypripediumWebsite

Part shadeCool EARLYSummer

Common Name The Subtropical Cypripedium - In China Nuan Di Shao Lan

Flower Size 2 1/2" 3.75 cm]

Found in southeastern Tibet in forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a large to giant sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect, pubescent stem with several basal pubescent sheaths and carrying 9 to 10, elliptic-oblong to elliptic-lanceolate, abaxially pubescent, acuminate, more or less ciliate margins, contracted below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early summer on a terminal, racemose, red pubescent, to 12" [30 cm] long, 7 flowered inflorescence with more or less reflexed, linear-lanceolate, reddish pubescent floral bracts.


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; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;