Cypripedium guttatum

Cypripedium guttatum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Cypripediinae
Genus: Cypripedium
Species: Cyp. guttatum
Binomial name
Cypripedium guttatum
Sw. 1800

Cypripedium guttatum, is a Cypripedium species found in the northern hemisphere


Plant flowers in the summer with one 6 cm spotted flower.

In China stems of Cypripedium guttatum were used for soups. It was said to dialate blood vessels and stimulate appetite. The plant was used as a diuretic and a strong sedative against headaches and upper abdominal pain.


Plants are found in colonies in grasslands and woodlands in Western Canada; Alaska, United States; Mid and Eastern Russia; Siberia; Sakhalin; Bhutan; North and South Korea; and Xizang, China at elevations of 1000 to 4100 meters.


Cyp guttatum habitat

Cypripedium guttatum in its habitat

Potting media should have a pH of 6 to 7. Rhizomes break easily so avoid division or repotting.


Common Names: Spotted Lady's Slipper


  1. Cypripedium guttatum f. albiflorum Aver. 1999
  2. Cypripedium guttatum var. koreanum Nakai 1952
  3. Cypripedium orientale Spreng. 1826
  4. Cypripedium variegatum Georgi 1775
  5. Cypripedium yatabeanum Makino 1899


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PDF iconPollination of Lady Slipper Orchid in southwest China Cypripedium guttatum

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