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

[C-EM]
Distribution

NE. Myanmar (Burma), China (NW. Yunnan, SW. Sichuan).

Ecology

In scrub and open woods, 2600-3500 m.

General Description

A terrestrial herb with a stout creeping rhizome bearing numerous long roots, 1.5-2 mm in diameter. Stems erect, short, 3-7 cm long, covered by two tubular sheaths, bifoliate at the apex. Leaves glossy, appressed to substrate, ovate, obovate or subcircular, 8.5-19 cm long, 7-16 cm wide, dark green heavily spotted with black, sometimes with a purplish margin. Inflorescence oneflowered, ebracteate. Flower large, the sepals liver-coloured, the petals and lip dull yellow spotted with maroon, the staminode Iivercoloured; pedicel 4-7 cm long, glabrous; ovary curved, 1.2-1.8 cm long, glabrous. Dorsal sepal erect, flat, ovate, acute, 4.2-7 cm long, 3.8-6 cm wide, ciliate; synsepal elliptic, subacute, 3.5-5.6 cm long, 2-3.6 cm wide, ciliate. Petals curved forwards enfolding the lip, obliquely oblong-elliptic, acute, 4-6.5 cm long, 1.4-2.1 cm wide, ciliate and pubescent on upper side of outer surface. Lip circular from above but dorsiventrally flattened, 3.3-4 cm long, papillose but not warted in front. Column 1.2-1.4 cm long; staminode trullate, rounded at apex, 1.3-1.5 cm long, papillose.

Native to:

China South-Central, Myanmar

Cypripedium lichiangense S.C.Chen & P.J.Cribb appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 14, 1992 Forrest, G. [5987], Yunnan K000077956 holotype
Cribb, P.J. 72557.000

First published in Orchid Rev. 102(1200): 323 (1994)

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

  • Chen, S.C. & Cribb, P.J. Original description of Cypripedium lichiangense. 102(1200), (1994).

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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