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This species is accepted, and its native range is China to Sakhalin and N. Japan.
Cypripedium shanxiense

[C-EM]
Biology

Flowering in May and June.

Distribution

China (Shanxi, Hubei, Ningxia, Gansu, Qinghai). Possibly also inJapan (Hokkaido) and Russia (Sakhalin Island).

Ecology

In somewhat shaded places in deciduous and mixed deciduous woodland and in grassland; sea level to 2500 m. Flowering in May and June.

General Description

A terrestrial herb 40-55 cm tall with an erect pubescent stem, covered below by three to five sheaths each 2-6 cm long. Leaves three to four, sheathing at the base, elliptic to ovatelanceolate, acuminate, 7-15 cm long, 4-8 cm wide, somewhat pubescent to glabrescent at the base on the underside, ciliate. Inflorescence one- to three-flowered but usually two-flowered; peduncle and rhachis pubescent; bracts leaf-like, 5.5-10 cm long, 1-3(-4) cm wide, with pilose veins on both surfaces. Flowers brown, purple or purplish, small, about 4 cm across; pedicle and ovary 3.5-5 cm long, densely glandular-pubescent. Dorsal sepal lanceolate, more or less cordate-acuminate, 3-3.5 cm long, 1 cm wide; synsepal subsimilar but shorter, 2.5-3 cm long, bifid at apex, the free tips 5-10 mm long. Petals untwisted, narrowly lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, acuminate, 3-3.5 cm long, 0.4 cm wide, almost glabrous. Lip small, subglobose, 1.6-2 cm long, c. 1.3 cm across, hirsute within towards the base, the side lobes inflexed, subtriangular. Column short; anthers subglobose, with slender 1-2 mm long curved filaments; staminode purple with brown-purple spotting in the basal part, oblongelliptic, biauriculate at base, subacute and more or less mucronate, c. 0.7 cm long, 0.35 cm wide.

Native to:

China North-Central, China South-Central, Inner Mongolia, Japan, Khabarovsk, Korea, Primorye, Qinghai, Sakhalin

Cypripedium shanxiense S.C.Chen appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Liou [1423], China K000077907

First published in Acta Phytotax. Sin. 21: 343 (1983)

Accepted by

  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • 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.
  • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (2016). Flora of Japan IVb: 1-335. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.
  • Probatova, N.S. & al. (2006). Flora Rossi?skogo Dal'nego Vostoka. Dopolneniya i izmeneniya k izdaniyu Sosudistye rasteniya sovetskogo Dal'nego Vostoka t. 1-8 (1985-1996): 1-454. Russian academy of sciences Far Eastern branch.
  • Wu, Z. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2009). Flora of China 25: 1-570. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • Probatova, N.S. & al. (2006). Flora Rossi?skogo Dal'nego Vostoka. Dopolneniya i izmeneniya k izdaniyu Sosudistye rasteniya sovetskogo Dal'nego Vostoka t. 1-8 (1985-1996): 1-454. Russian academy of sciences Far Eastern branch.

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org

  • Chen, S.C. Original description of Cypripedium shanxiense. 21, (1983).

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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