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

[C-EM]
Habitat

Pinus forests, scrubby slopes, open forests; ca. 3500 m.

Distribution

NW Yunnan.

General Description

Plants 3-5 cm tall, with a slender, creeping rhizome. Stem erect, 1.5-3 cm, covered by 2 conic sheaths, with a subopposite leaf and bract. Leaf and bract spreading horizontally or nearly prostrate on substrate; blade adaxially green, usually heavily marked with dark purple or black spots, rarely unspotted, elliptic or elliptic-ovate, 5-6.5 × 2.5-3.6 cm, apex mucronate. Inflorescence terminal, with 1 flower, ebracteate; pedicel 1.7-2.5 cm, villous; ovary 0.8-1 cm, villous. Flower small, dull yellow, finely spotted with maroon. Dorsal sepal ovate, 2.2-2.4 × 1.4-1.5 cm, abaxial midvein hairy, apex mucronate; synsepal ovate-elliptic, 1.8-1.9 × 0.8-1 cm, abaxial veins slightly hairy, apex shallowly 2-lobed and slightly recurved. Petals obliquely ovate, ± enfolding lip, 1.5-1.8 × 0.5-0.6 cm, apex acute; lip pouched, dorsiventrally compressed, subglobose, ca. 1 cm, outer surface papillose. Staminode oblong, ca. 3.5 × 3 mm, adaxially papillate, apex obtuse.

Native to:

China South-Central

Cypripedium forrestii P.J.Cribb appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 14, 1992 Forrest, G. [10203], Yunnan K000077955 isotype
Forrest [10203], China K000077957

First published in Bull. Alpine Gard. Soc. Gr. Brit. 60: 172 (1992)

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

  • Cribb, P.J. Original description of Cypripedium forrestii. 60, (1992).

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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