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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Tibet to China (W. Sichuan, SW. Gansu).

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Biology

Flowering in June and July.

General Description

A dwarf creeping terrestrial herb with a slender elongate subterranean rhizome, to 7 cm long, 1.5 mm in diameter, bearing scattered occasional slender roots, forming large colonies. Stems short, erect, subterranean, bifoliate, 1.6-3 cm long, covered by two sheaths. Leaves spreading or suberect, elliptic, obtuse to shortly apiculate, 5-6.5 cm long, 2.2-2.7 cm wide. Inflorescence erect, 7-8 cm long, one-flowered, ebracteate. Flower small, held clear of the leaves, greenish or reddish with brown stripes, with a golden yellow lip, and a noxious aromatic scent; pedicel slender, 4.5-5 cm long, sparsely pubescent; ovary 0.9-1.1 mm long, sparsely pubescent on ridges. Dorsal sepal elliptic or ovate-elliptic, shortly apiculate or acute, 1.3-2.1 cm long, 0.8-1 cm wide, glabrous; synsepal elliptic to elliptic-ovate, obtuse or shortly apiculate, 1.4-1.8 cm long, 0.8-1 cm wide, glabrous. Petals curved forwards, sometjmes clasping the lip, obliquely oblong, acute, 1.4-1.8 cm long, 0.4-0.7 cm wide, glabrous. Lip small, circular from above, dorsiventrally flatted, glossy-waxy, 1.1-1.4 cm long, usually ornamented in front with tubercles. Staminode elliptic-oblong, rounded at apex, 6 mm long, 4 mm wide, minutely papillose.

Distribution

China (SW. Gansu, W. Sichuan, NW. Yunnan).

Ecology

On banks of mountain streams, in gorges in the forest zone and in sunny glades in woodland, growing amongst mosses; 2400-3600 m. Flowering in June and July.

Native to:

China North-Central, China South-Central, Tibet

Cypripedium bardolphianum W.W.Sm. & Farrer appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Cribb, P. [C92/1], China 59741.000
Academia Sineca Kew, China 61633.000
Perner, H. [HP 003], China 62284.000
Cribb, P.J., Sichuan 72556.000
Smith, H. [3703], China K000077945
Smith, H [3703], China K000077946
Farrer [139], China K000077947
Farrer [139], China K000077948
Farrer [139], China K000077949
Farrer [139], China K000077950
Farrer [139], China K000077952 topotype
Farrer, China K000077951

First published in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 9: 101 (1916)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. 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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Wu, Z. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2009). Flora of China 25: 1-570. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org

  • Smith, W.W. & Farrer, R.J. Original description of Cypripedium bardolphianum. 9, (1916).

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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