Cypripedium macranthos

Cypripedium macranthos

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

Cypripedium macranthos is a species in the genus Cypripedium.


Plant blooms from spring to early summer with one to two 7.5cm flowers.


Plants are found in damp meadows and forest in Middle and Eastern Russia, Siberia, Korea, and Taiwan, China at elevations of 0 to 2400 meters.


Grow in partial shade in cool temperatures. Potting mix should have a pH between 6 and 7. Plants can be potted in full gravel or a well drain mix which does not retain water.


Cypripedium macranthos purple Cypripedium macranthos var. atropurpureum
(Aver. 1999)
Sepals and lip are purple.
Cypripedium macranthos alba Cypripedium macranthos var. alboroseum
(Aver. 1999)
Sepals and lip are white with light pink near center.


Common Names: The Large Flowered Cypripedium


  1. Cypripedium macranthos nothof. alboroseum Aver. 1999
  2. Cypripedium macranthos nothof. albostriatum Aver. 1999
  3. Cypripedium macranthos nothof. flavoroseum Aver. 1999
  4. Cypripedium macranthos var. atropurpureum Aver. 1999
  5. Cypripedium macranthos var. flavum in ?
  6. Cypripedium macranthos var. ventricosum (Sw.) Hook.f. 1890
  7. Cypripedium speciosum Rolfe 1911
  8. Cypripedium thunbergii Blume 1859
  9. Cypripedium ventricosum Sw.
  10. Sacodon macranthon (Sw.) Raf.
  11. Sacodon ventricosum Raf. 1836


PDF iconBumblebee pollination of Cypripedium macranthos var. rebunense (Orchidaceae); a possible case of floral mimicry of Pedicularis schistostegia (Orobanchaceae)

PDF iconCypripediquinone; A a new phenanthraquinone from Cypripedium macranthum

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