A new species of Cypripedium from south-east Yunnan

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1999
Authors:Cribb, P. J., Chen S. - C.
Journal:Quarterly Bulletin of the Alpine Garden SocietyQuarterly Bulletin of the Alpine Garden Society
Volume:67
Pagination:155-158
Keywords:Cypripedium lentiginosum, Yunnan, Slipper orchid
Abstract:

A striking new species of slipper orchid, Cypripedium lentiginosum, has been found in south-eastern Yunnan. This is well outside the previously reported distribution of this largely temperate genus, but within the distributional range of the related genus Paphiopedilum, which has a predominantly tropical distribution in South-east Asia and the adjacent islands. Dr Phillip Cribb & Chen Sing-chi describe this interesting plant.

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