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

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Biology

Flowering in late May (23rd) and early June (4th).

Distribution

China (NW. and E. Sichuan only).

Ecology

In woods and thickets; 2200 m. Flowering in late May (23rd) and early June (4th).

General Description

A dwarf terrestrial herb with a slender, creeping subterranean rhizome. Stems erect, well-spaced on rhizome, 5-7 cm long, subtended by two to three, acute to obtuse sheaths, bifoliate at apex. Leaves spreading, opposite, ovate, acute or obtuse, 4-4.5 cm long, 3-3.6 cm wide, glabrous, unspotted. Inflorescence one-flowered; peduncle slender, possibly arcuate, 4-6 cm long, pubescent; bract lanceolate, acute, 1.2-1.6 cm long, 0.3-0.4 cm wide. Flowers small, nodding, red-flushed or deep purple with a paler lip; pedicel very short; ovary 4 mm long, densely covered by short glandular hairs. Dorsal sepal lanceolate, acute to acuminate, 1.6-1.7 cm long, 0.4 cm wide, glabrous; synsepaI similar but bifid at apex, 1.5 cm long, 0.5 cm wide, glabrous. Petals lanceolate, acute to acuminate, 1.4-1.5 cm long, 0.5 cm wide. Lip porrect, saccate, 0.9-1.1 cm long, glabrous on outside, the incurved side lobes oblong to subelliptic. Column 0.4 cm long; staminode lanceolate-ovate, acute, 0.3 cm long.

Native to:

China South-Central

Cypripedium palangshanense Tang & F.T.Wang appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 27, 1995 Henry, A. [6865], China K000077944 Unknown type material
Jun 27, 1995 Wilson, E.H. [2063], China K000482310
Academia Sineca Kew, China 63771.000
China 70880.000
Wang, F.T. [21164], China K000077942
Wang, F. [21164], China K000077943

First published in Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol., Bot. 7: 1 (1936)

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

  • Tang, T. & Wang, F.T. Original description of Cypripedium palangshanense. 7, (1936).

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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