Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin

(Farwell) Sheviak

Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 62: 403. 1993

Common names: Cypripède mocassin
Basionyms: Cypripedium pubescens var. makasin Farwell
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 506. Mentioned on page 504, 505.
Bracts: abaxial surface of distalmost sheathing bract (and often the next) sparsely and inconspicuously pubescent or glabrous when young. Leaves (2–)3–5, on proximal portion of or more evenly spaced along stem, alternate, erect to spreading; blade orbiculate or broadly ovate to elliptic-lanceolate, 5.2–18.5 × 1.6–14.3 cm. Flowers 1–2(–3), small, scent intense, sweet; sepals and petals usually suffused with dark reddish brown or madder, or in west often spotted and blotched; lip oblance-ovoid to calceolate, 15–29 mm; orifice 10–17 mm. 2n = 20.

Phenology: Flowering May–Aug.
Habitat: Mesic to wet fens, prairies, meadows, thickets, open coniferous and mixed forest
Elevation: mostly 0–1500 m


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Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Yukon, Alaska, Calif., Conn., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Maine, Mass., Mich., Minn., Mont., N.J., N.Y., N.Dak., Ohio, Pa., Utah, Vt., Wash., Wis.




Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.