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Cypripedium flavum

Cyp flavum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Cypripediinae
Genus: Cypripedium
Species: Cyp. flavum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Cypripedium flavum
P.F. Hunt & Summerh. 1966


Cypripedium flavum, is an orchid that is native to China in the genus Cypripedium. A red variant also exist in Yunnan.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom in the summer with one 6 to 9 cm flower

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in coniferous areas under trees in limestone rich soil at elevations of 2700 to 3700 meters. The plants are found in Xizang, Yunnan, Sichuan, Hubei, and Gansu, provinces of China.

CultureEdit

Cyp flavum habitat

Cypripedium flavum in its habitat

Plant should be grown in partial shade. Potting media should not be wet during the winter. The pH must be around 7 and the compost should not hold much moisture.

VaritiesEdit

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Cypripedium flavum spots Cypripedium flavum variant Lip is cream yellow and spotted, sepals and petals are light yellow

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Yellow Cypripedium

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cypripedium luteum Franch. 1828

ResourcesEdit

PDF iconPhotosynthesis in relation to Reproductive Success of Cypripedium flavum

PDF iconMicropropagation of Cypripedium flavum through multiple shoots of seedlings derived from mature seedlings

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