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Cypripedium reginae

Cyp. reginae close-up
Scientific Classification

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Cypripediinae
Genus: Cypripedium
Species: Cyp. reginae
Alliance: Cypripedium
Binomial name
Cypripedium reginae
Walter, Fl. Carol.: 222 1788

Cypripedium reginae is a Cypripedium species found from Central to Eastern North America

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in early summer with one to three, rarely four, 3-5 cm flowers.

DistributionEdit

Found in calcareous swamps, bogs, and moist woods, ranging from Central Saskatchewan over to Newfoundland and Labrador in the north, and southward into Eastern USA.

CultureEdit

VariantsEdit

NamingEdit

Common names: The Showy Lady's Slipper

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cypripedium' reginae f. albolabium Fernald & B.G.Schub., Rhodora 50: 230 (1948).
  2. Cypripedium' reginae f. album (Aiton) House, Bull. New York State Mus. Nat. Hist. 243-244: 37 (1923).
  3. Cypripedium' hirsutum f. album R.Hoffm., Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 36: 246 (1922).
  4. Calceolus' reginae (Walter) Nieuwl., Amer. Midl. Naturalist 3: 117 (1913).
  5. Cypripedium' reginae var. album (Aiton) Rolfe, Orchid Rev. 19: 208 (1911).
  6. Cypripedium' canadense Michx., Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 261 (1803).
  7. Cypripedium' spectabile Salisb., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 1: 78 (1791).
  8. Cypripedium' album Aiton, Hort. Kew. 3: 303 (1789).

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