Cypripedium cordigerum

Cyp coridigerum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Cypripediinae
Genus: Cypripedium
Species: Cyp. cordigerum
Binomial name
Cypripedium cordigerum
D. Don 1825

Cypripedium cordigerum is a species of Cypripedium found in Asia


Plant blooms during the summer with two flowers. The sizes of the flowers vary.


Cypripedium cordigerum is found in Northern Pakistan, Northern India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Xizang, China at elevations of 2100 to 4000 meters. Plants are found in wet shady fir forest.


pH should be kept around 7. The plants are commonly grown in a loam based mixture. This species has difficult establishing when transplanted. Plant is dormant in the winter.


Common Names: The Heart-Shaped Lip Cypripedium

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