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Cypripedium montanum

Cypripedium montanum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Cypripediinae
Genus: Cypripedium
Species: Cyp. montanum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Cypripedium montanum
Douglas ex Lindl. 1840


Cypripedium montanum is a Cypripedium species found in North America.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from late spring to early summer. It grows to be up to 70 cm tall. The stem has alternating, plicate leaves. Atop the stem sits one to three large flowers. The sepals and petals tend to be maroon-brown while the pouch is white. This species is a close ally of Cypripedium parviflorum, so they appear to be very similar with the main difference being pouch color.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in Vancouver Island, British Colombia, Alberta, Canada; Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Californica, and Wyoming, United States at elevations from 0 to 1600 meters.

CultureEdit

Keep roots in a moist media even if the surface is dry. Mix must be well drain with little water retention.


NamingEdit

Common Name: Mountain Ladies Slipper

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cypripedium montanum f. praetertinctum Sheviak 1990
  2. Cypripedium montanum f. welchii P.M.Br. 1995
  3. Cypripedium occidentale S. Wats. 1876

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