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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Taiwan.
Cypripedium segawae

[C-EM]
Ecology

In montane forest of Juniperus formosana (Taiwan juniper). Flowering in late March to late April.

General Description

A terrestrial herb with erect, leafy, glandular, pubescent stems. Leaves suberect, three to four, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, 5-10 cm long, 1.5-3 cm wide, pubescent on both surfaces, subtended at base by one to two sheathing bracts. Inflorescence one-flowered; peduncle slender, elongate, glandular-pubescent, to 12 cm long; bract leaf-like, lanceolate, 2.5-3.5 cm long. Flower small for the genus, with yellow or yellow-green sepals and petals and a yellow lip, rarely finely spotted -with red; pedicel and ovary glandular- pubescent. Dorsal sepal lanceolate, acuminate, 2-4 cm long, 0.8-1.4 cm wide, glabrous; synsepal ovate, shortly bifid at apex, 1.83.5 cm long, 1.1-1.6 cm wide, glabrous. Petals untwisted, linearlanceolate, acuminate, 2.3-4 cm long, 0.6-0.8 cm wide, densely pubescent at base on inner side. Lip small, subglobose, 2-2.5 cm long, 1.5-1.7 cm wide, with a very small mouth often edged by teeth. Column 6-7 mm long; staminode trullate, obtuse, 0.6-0.7 cm long, conduplicate and deeply concave in apical half, yellow spotted with red.

Biology

Flowering in late March to late April.

Distribution

Taiwan only.

Native to:

Taiwan

Cypripedium segawae Masam. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dryden, K. 59744.000
Segawa [s.n.], Taiwan K000077906

First published in Trans. Nat. Hist. Soc. Formosa 23: 209 (1933)

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

  • Masamune, G. Original description of Cypripedium segawai. 23, (1933).

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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