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

[C-EM]
Biology

Flowering in May to July.

Distribution

China (E. Sichuan, S. Gansu, W. Hubei).

Ecology

Grassy slopes in light open woods. 2000-2200 m. Flowering in May to July.

General Description

A terrestrial herb with a stout, creeping, subterranean rhizome. Stems erect, 3.5-9 cm long, covered by two loose subconical sheaths, bifoliate at the apex. Leaves subcircular, elliptic or obovate, obtuse, 9-19 cm long, 5.5-18 cm wide, green heavily spotted with blackish maroon. Inflorescence one-flowered, ebracteate. Flower dark red or dull yellow marked with maroon spots and dashes; pedicel 2.5-6 cm long, glabrous; ovary 1.2-1.5 cm long, pubescent on the angles. Dorsal sepal ovate, obtuse to shortly apiculate, 2.8-4.5 cm long, 2.3-3.7 cm wide, ciliate and shortly pubescent on veins of the outer surface; synsepal elliptic-ovate, subacute, 3-5 cm long, 2.6-3 cm wide. Petals pointing forwards and enfolding lip, elliptic-oblong, acute, 3.8-5.8 cm long, 1.3-1.8 cm wide, densely longly pubescent on outer surface especially towards the apex, long ciliate. Lip circular from above, dorsiventrally flattened, 2.5-2.7 cm long, warty on front surface. Column 1-1.2 cm long; staminode oblong, rounded in front, 9-10 mm long.

Native to:

China North-Central, China South-Central

Cypripedium fargesii Franch. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
73713.000
Farges [585], China K000077959
Farges, P.G. [585], China K000796342 isotype
Farges, P.G. [585], Sichuan K000796346 isotype
Farges, P.G. [585], Sichuan K000077958 isotype

First published in J. Bot. (Morot) 8: 267 (1894)

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

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org

  • Franchet, A.R. Original description of Cypripedium fargesii. 8, (1894).

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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