Cypripedium passerinum

Richardson in J. Franklin et al.

in J. Franklin et al., Narr. Journey Polar Sea, 762. 1823

Common names: Sparrow’s-egg lady’s-slipper Franklin’s lady’s-slipper
Synonyms: Cypripedium passerinum var. minganense Victorin
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 503. Mentioned on page 500, 502.
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Plants erect, 12–38[–50] cm. Leaves 3–7, along length of stem, alternate, ascending to spreading; blade elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, 5–19 × 1.5–6 cm. Flowers 1(–2); sepals white or green; dorsal sepal suborbiculate to obovate-orbiculate, rarely elliptic, 11–20 × (7–)9–15 mm; lateral sepals connate to nearly distinct, 6–12 mm, segments 3–6 mm wide; synsepal 6–15 mm wide; petals spreading, white, oblong to linear-elliptic, flat, 12–20 × 3–6 mm; lip white, rarely pinkish, obovoid, 11–20 mm; orifice basal but often proportionally very large, 9–13 mm; staminode cordiform-ovoid to ovoid-oblong. 2n = 20.

Phenology: Flowering Jun–Jul.
Habitat: Moist coniferous forests, thickets, openings, tundra, especially in coarse soils of terraces and stream banks
Elevation: 0–2200 m

Distribution

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Alta., B.C., Man., N.W.T., Nunavut, Ont., Que., Sask., Yukon, Alaska, Mont.

Discussion

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

AuthorCharles J. Sheviak +
AuthorityRichardson in J. Franklin et al. +
Common nameSparrow’s-egg lady’s-slipper + and Franklin’s lady’s-slipper +
DistributionAlta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.W.T. +, Nunavut +, Ont. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, Alaska + and Mont. +
Elevation0–2200 m +
HabitatMoist coniferous forests, thickets, openings, tundra, especially in coarse soils of terraces and stream banks +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
PhenologyFlowering Jun–Jul. +
Publication titlein J. Franklin et al., Narr. Journey Polar Sea, +
Publication year1823 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/9216fc802291cd3df363fd52122300479582ede7/coarse grained fna xml/V26/V26 1025.xml +
SynonymsCypripedium passerinum var. minganense +
Taxon familyOrchidaceae +
Taxon nameCypripedium passerinum +
Taxon parentCypripedium +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 26 +