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Cypripedium tibeticum

Cypripedium tibeticum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Cypripediinae
Genus: Cypripedium
Species: Cyp. tibeticum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Cypripedium tibeticum
King ex Hemsl. 1892


Cypripedium tibeticum is a species in the genus Cypripedium.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms with a single flower in the spring to summer.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in open meadows in coniferous mix or on limestone ledges in Bhutan; Xizang, Yunnan, Sichuan, and Gansu provinces of China at 2300 to 4600 meters.

CultureEdit

Grow plant in diffused bright light and plant should be kept in a area with cool summers. Keep pH between 6 and 7. Plant can be grown in full gravel or full lavarock. Reduce watering during the winter.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Cypripedium tibeticum dark red Cypripedium tibeticum variant Lip is dark purple, sepals and petals are dark purple
Cypripedium tibeticum dark Cypripedium tibeticum variant Lip is dark red, sepals and petals are green with dark red veins.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Tibetan Cypripedium

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cypripedium compactum Schltr. 1922
  2. Cypripedium corrugatum Franch. 1894
  3. Cypripedium langrhoa Costantin 1919
  4. Cypripedium macranthos var. tibeticum (King ex Rolfe) Kraenzl. 1897

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