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Cypripedium dickinsonianum

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Cypripediinae
Genus: Cypripedium
Species: Cyp. dickinsonianum
Binomial name
Cypripedium dickinsonianum
Hágsater, Orquídea 1984

Cypripedium dickinsonianum is a Cypripedium species found in Mexico.


It is a small puberulent orchid with only cauline leaves in an upright stem, which are clasping, elliptic to lanceolate, parallel-veined and plicate. The plant begins to bloom at 20 to 25 cm tall and may reach 42 cm. The plant may be colonial, propagating through rhizomes, but is often seen as a single stem.

The flowers are 2.5 to 3 cm and bright yellow. They open on a terminal raceme of one to eight flowers from bottom to top. Each flower is subtended by a leaflike bract. There are three sepals, the lower two of which are fused, and they are petal-like. There are three petals, the lower of which is a balloon-shaped lip. The lip is semi-transparent with bright yellow net-like lines, and with a more-or-less puckered mouth and enrolled margins. The flowers are reported to be self-pollinating.


Plant is found in Chiapas, Mexico to Guatemala from 1000 to 1450 meters in open Juniper forest and open grassy slopes with shallow seeps on south facing hills.



Common Name: Dickinson's Cypriedium