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Cypripedium elegans

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Cypripediinae
Genus: Cypripedium
Species: Cyp. elegans
Binomial name
Cypripedium elegans
Rchb.f., Flora 1886

Cypripedium elegans is a Cypripedium species found in China


Plants bloom with one green flower. Leaves of the plant are spotted


Cypripedium elegans is found in Xizang, Yunnan, Sichuan, Hubei, Gansu; China at elevations of 2700 to 3700 meters. Plants are found in large colonies in open woodland forest in leaf litter.



Common Names: The elegant Cypripedium


  1. Coelogyne elegans Rchb.f., Flora 69: 561 (1886), sphalm.

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