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Cypripedium franchetii

Cypripedium franchetii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Cypripediinae
Genus: Cypripedium
Species: Cyp. franchetii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Cypripedium franchetii
Rolfe 1912


Cypripedium franchetii, is an orchid that is native to China

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom in the summer with one flower.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found at the edge of the forest and grassy areas at elevations of 1500 to 3300 meters in Sichuan, South Gansu, Shaanxi, Henan, Sichuan, and Hubei.

CultureEdit

Keep the pH around 7.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Cypripedium franchetii red Cypripedium calcicolum variant Lip is white with red veins, sepals and petals are pink and also have red veins

NamingEdit

Common Names: Franchet's Cypripedium

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cypripedium lanuginosum Schltr. 1919
  2. Cypripedium macranthos var. villosum Hand.-Mazz. 1936
  3. Cypripedium pulchrum Ames & Schltr. 1919

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