All Floras      Advanced Search
FNA Vol. 26 Page 504, 505 Login | eFloras Home | Help
FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 26 | Orchidaceae | Cypripedium

11a. Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum

Small yellow lady’s-slipper

Bracts: abaxial surface of distalmost sheathing bract (and often the next) densely and conspicuously silvery-pubescent when young (later sometimes glabrescent). Leaves 4–5, rather evenly spaced along stem, alternate, spreading; blade orbiculate to lance-elliptic to ovate or obovate, 9–19 × 2.5–9 cm. Flowers 1–2, small, scent moderate to faint, rose or musty; sepals and petals usually minutely but densely spotted with reddish brown or madder and appearing uniformly dark, rarely only coarsely spotted and blotched; lip oblance-ovoid to calceolate (slipper-shaped), 22–34 mm; orifice 12–19 mm.

Flowering Apr--Jun. Mesic to dry deciduous and deciduous-hemlock forests, usually on slopes; mostly 0--1200 m; Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., Ga., Ill., Kans., Md., Mass., Mo., Nebr., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., R.I., Tenn., Va.


Related Objects  
  • Distribution Map
  • Map

     |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |