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  1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cypripedium L.
      1. Cypripedium calcicola Schltr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is China (W. Sichuan, NW. Yunnan).

    [C-EM]
    Distribution

    W Sichuan, NW Yunnan.

    General Description

    Plants 15-45 cm tall, with a stout, rather short rhizome. Stem erect, usually glabrous, with several sheaths at base and 3 or 4 leaves above. Leaf blade elliptic, 5-16.5 × 4-5.5 cm, subglabrous, minutely ciliate, apex acuminate or acute. Inflorescence terminal, with 1 flower; peduncle pubescent; floral bracts foliaceous, ovate-lanceolate, to 9.5 × 2-2.5 cm; pedicel and ovary 3-3.5 cm, sparsely hairy. Flower deep purple; lip with translucent "windows" on back, without a white-margined rim to its mouth. Dorsal sepal elliptic-ovate, 3.5-5 × 1.9-2.2 cm, apex acuminate; synsepal elliptic-lanceolate, 3.2-4.2 × 1.5-2 cm, apex shallowly 2-lobed. Petals ovate-lanceolate, 4.4-5.2 × 0.8-0.9 cm, with very conspicuous veins, adaxial base pubescent, apex acuminate; lip deeply pouched, ellipsoid, 3.5-4.2 × 2.5-2.8 cm, inner bottom hairy. Staminode suboblong, 1.3-1.5 × ca. 1 cm, base subsessile.

    Habitat

    Forests, forest margins, thickets, grassy slopes or stony places along streamsides; 2600-3900 m.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Cypripedium calcicola Schltr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Smith, H. [3702], China Cypripedium smithii K000077932
    Smith, H. [3704], China Cypripedium smithii K000077933
    Cribb, P., China Cypripedium smithii 59739.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Acta Horti Gothob. 1: 126 (1924)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2009). Flora of China 25: 1-570. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    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

    • Xinqi, C. & Cribb, P.J. Cypripedium Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 951. 1753. Flora of China 25 (Orchidaceae), 22-33 (2009).
    • Schlechter, F.R.R. Original description of Cypripedium calcicolum. 1, (1924).

    Sources

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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