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

[C-EM]
Biology

Flowering in late May and Early June.

Distribution

China (E. Sichuan only).

Ecology

In woods; 2000-2500 m. Flowering in late May and Early June.

General Description

A dwarf terrestrial herb with an elongate slender creeping subterranean rhizome, 1.5-2.5 mm in diameter. Stems erect, to 14 cm apart on the rhizome, 2-6 cm long, covered by two acute sheaths, bifoliate at apex. Leaves subopposite, spreading, prostrate on substrate, obovate-elliptic or elliptic, shortly apiculate, 3.3-9 cm long, 2-6.5 cm wide, green, glabrous. Inflorescence erect, one-flowered. Flower yellowish; pedicel 2-3.5 cm long, densely redvillose; pedicel 3-5 cm long, densely reddish pubescent, elongat-. ing to 15-25 cm after fertilisation; ovary 0.5-0.6 cm long, densely red-villose. Dorsal sepal ovate, acute, 1.4-1.7 cm long, 0.9-1.1 cm wide, pustular on inner surface, densely villose on outer surface; synsepal elliptic, shortly bifid at the apex, 1.1-1.4 cm long, 0.7-0.8 cm wide, pustular on inner surface and densely villose without. Petals enfolding sides of the lip, obliquely oblong-elliptic, acute, 1.3-1.4 cm long, 0.5-0.6 cm wide, very shortly bristly in apical part. Lip 0.8-1 cm long, papillose in front. Column 0.35-0.4 cm long; staminode oblong, rounded at apex, 0.3-0.35 cm long, 0.3 cm wide, papillose.

Native to:

China South-Central

Cypripedium micranthum Franch. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
China 62375.000
Farges, P.G. [1286], Sichuan K000077953 isotype
Farges, P.G. [1286], Sichuan K000796347 isotype
Farges, P.G. [1286], Sichuan K000796348 isotype

First published in J. Bot. (Morot) 8: 265 (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

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

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

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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