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

[C-EM]
Distribution

W. China (Guizhou, NW. Yunnan, Sichuan, Hubei, S. Gansu, S. Shaanxi).

Ecology

In deciduous and mixed deciduous woods and on scrubby slopes and grassland; 1800-2800 m.

General Description

A terrestrial herb 30-55 cm tall, with clustered pubescent stems. Leaves four to five, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, ciliate, 10-21 cm long, 4.6-8.5 cm wide, glabrous above and below, subtended by three sheaths. Inflorescence usually two- to three-flowered; peduncle glandular-pubescent; bracts lanceolate, acuminate, 4.5-11 cm long, 1-3 cm wide, ciliate. Flowers entirely greenish yellow, green or yellow with a glossy yellow lip marked with red on the veins within and towards the base; ovary 2.5-4 cm long, densely glandular hairy. Dorsal sepal lanceolate, acuminate, 3.2-4.5 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide; synsepaI ovate, bifid and acuminate at the apex, 3.3-4 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide. Petals not twisted, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, 3.7-5 cm long, 0.5-0.8 cm wide, pubescent on the mid-rib of the outer surface, villose at base on inner surface. Lip ellipsoidal, indented on main veins, 1.5-2.7 cm long, 1.4-1.7 cm in diameter, and a small orifice; side lobes obliquely oblong. Column 6-9 mm long; stigma oblong, obtuse, obscurely papillose; staminode stalked, oblong-elliptic, obtuse or slightly apiculate, 6-7 mm long, conduplicate with the lateral margins incurved somewhat, yellow or green with red marks towards the apex.

Native to:

China North-Central, China South-Central

Cypripedium henryi Rolfe appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 22, 2000 Henry, A [5391], Hubei K000077902 isosyntype
56303.000
56310.000
57351.000
Henry, A. [5391], Hubei K000077901 isosyntype
Farges, P.G. [1036], Sichuan K000077903 isosyntype
Henry [5391A], China K000077904 holotype
Henry, A. [5391], Hubei K000077905 holotype
Farges, P.G. [1036], Sichuan K000796351 syntype
Farges, P.G. [1036], Sichuan K000796350 syntype

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1892: 211 (1892)

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

  • Rolfe, R.A. Original description of Cypripedium henryi. 1892, (1892).

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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