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33. Cypripedium lentiginosum P. J. Cribb & S. C. Chen, Quart. Bull. Alpine Gard. Soc. Gr. Brit. 67: 155. 1999.

长瓣杓兰 chang ban shao lan

Cypripedium lichiangense S. C. Chen & P. J. Cribb subsp. lentiginosum (P. J. Cribb & S. C. Chen) Eccarius.

Plants 7-11 cm tall, with a stout, creeping rhizome. Stem erect, 3-7 cm, covered by 2 tubular sheaths, apex with a subopposite leaf and bract prostrate on substrate. Leaf blade dark green, heavily spotted with black, sometimes with a purplish margin, ovate, obovate, or suborbicular, ca. 16 × 14 cm. Inflorescence terminal, 1-flowered, ebracteate; pedicel 3-4 cm, glabrous; ovary ca. 1.6 cm, glabrous. Dorsal sepal and synsepal liver-colored; petals and lip off-white, creamy white, or yellowish, marked with maroon spots; staminode liver-colored. Dorsal sepal elliptic-ovate, ca. 6 × 2.5-3 cm, subglabrous, apex acute; synsepal lanceolate, ca. 5 × 1 cm, ciliate, apex acute. Petals incurved forward, enfolding lip, obliquely oblong-lanceolate, ca. 6.2 × 1.9 cm, concave, abaxially pubescent on upper side, sparsely ciliate, apex acuminate; lip pouched, dorsiventrally flattened, ca. 3 × 2.5 cm, minutely papillate on front surface. Staminode trullate, ca. 1 cm, papillose toward adaxial apex, rounded at apex. Fl. May.

● Steep rocky limestone boulders just below ridges in thickets or open forests; 2100-2200 m. SE Yunnan (Malipo).


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