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Cypripedium calcicolum

Cypripedium calcicolum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Cypripediinae
Genus: Cypripedium
Species: Cyp. calcicolum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Cypripedium calcicolum
Schltr. 1924


Cypripedium calcicolum, is an slipper orchid that is native to China.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom in the summer with a single flower

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in rock beds and near streams in coniferous forest in Sichuan, Yunnan, and Shaanxi provinces of China.

CultureEdit

Grow plant in bright light and in cool temperature during the summer. Water regularly in the summer and keep mix moist but not wet. In the winter reduce watering. Plant should be grown in a mix with pH around 6 to 7. Plants can be potted in full gravel, full lava rock, or 25% perlite, 25% fine bark, and 50% gravel.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Cypripedium calcicolum dark Cypripedium calcicolum variant Lip is dark purple, sepals and petals are dark purple

NamingEdit

Common Names: the limey soil Cypripedium

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cypripedium smithii Schltr., Acta Horti Gothob. 1: 129 (1924), nom. illeg.

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