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Cypripedium formosanum

Cypripedium formosanum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Cypripediinae
Genus: Cypripedium
Species: Cyp. formosanum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Cypripedium formosanum
Hayata 1916


Cypripedium formosanum , is an orchid that is native to Taiwan

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from early spring to summer with one 6 to 7 cm flower

DistributionEdit

Plants are found on sandy floor of the forest and in open areas at elevations of 2000 to 3000 meters in Taiwan

CultureEdit

Grow plants in partial shade and water frequently and keep the mix moist. The mix should be kept dry close to winter. Fertilize the plant to keep the leaves green. Pot in pH of 7 and keep mix well drain. A mix of 50% gravel, 25% perlite, and 25% fir bark can be used. Plant is easy to grow

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Beautiful Cypripedium Formosa's Lady's Slipper

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cypripedium lanuginosum Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 4: 38 (1919).
  2. Cypripedium pulchrum Ames & Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 4: 39 (1919).
  3. Cypripedium macranthos var. villosum Hand.-Mazz., Oesterr. Bot. Z. 85: 227 (1936).

ResourcesEdit

PDF iconPlant regeneration from protocorm-derived callus of Cypripedium formosanum

PDF iconReproductive success of non rewarding Cypripedium japonicum benefits from low spatial dispersion pattern and asynchronus flowering

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