New Cyp species described: Cyp. bouffordianum

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Abgeschickt von Lukas Hunziker am 15 September, 2007 um 18:52:36


I have found a description of a newly described Cypripedium species from Sichuan. But I think this is just an interesting albino variety of Cypripedium guttatum.

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"A new species of the wild orchids was recently discovered and identified by an expeditionary team of Chinese and US botanists when sorting out the specimens collected from a wildlife survey conducted in 2004 in Sichuan Province.

The field investigation is part of a research project "Research of the Origin and Revolution of the Floral Diversity in Hengduan Mountains," funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Named Cypripedium bouffordianum Y.H. Zhang & H. Sun, the new orchid was discovered in its native habitat in Xiangcheng (Qasgcheng), a backwater county located at the southwest corner of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of southwestern China's Sichuan Province. Being similar with its cousins C. guttatum and C. yatabeanum in morphology, the new species is featured with a corolla in pure white and a late flowering time. The discovery and its taxonomic research have been published in Ann. Bot. Fennici, 43:481-483."

Photographed by Prof. Sun Hang


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