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This species is accepted, and its native range is China (N. Central Sichuan).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[C-EM]
Distribution

NC Sichuan (Wenchuan).

General Description

Plants 10-12 cm tall, with a stout, sometimes branched rhizome. Stem 3-3.6 cm, glabrous, covered by a sheath, apex with a subopposite leaf and bract prostrate on substrate. Leaf blade green spotted with dark red-brown, broadly elliptic to suborbicular, 11.5-13.5 × 9.5-12 cm. Inflorescence terminal, 1-flowered, ebracteate; pedicel ca. 5.5 cm, glabrous; ovary ca. 1.7 cm, glabrous. Flower yellow to greenish yellow, ca. 4.5 cm in diam.; dorsal sepal spotted with maroon on adaxial veins and whole abaxial surface; synsepal with fewer maroon spots; petals and lip marked with maroon spots and stripes; staminode dark maroon. Dorsal sepal ovate-lanceolate, ca. 3.7 × 2.8 cm, both surfaces glabrous, ciliate, apex acute; synsepal similar to dorsal sepal, bidentate at apex. Petals curved forward, enfolding lip, oblong-lanceolate, ca. 4.3 × 1.6 cm, glabrous, apex acuminate; lip pouched, dorsiventrally flattened, ca. 2.6 × 1.6 cm, maroon spots at front usually wartlike. Staminode shortly trullate, ca. 10 × 9 mm, distinctly auriculate at base, obtuse. l.

Habitat

Humus-rich soils in bamboo and deciduous thickets.

Native to:

China South-Central

Cypripedium sichuanense Perner appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lin [s.n.], China K000364553
Lin [s.n.], China K000364554

First published in Orchidee (Hamburg) 53: 89 (2002)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wu, Z. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2009). Flora of China 25: 1-570. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org

  • Perner, H. Original description of Cypripedium sichuanense. 53, (2002).

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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