Cypripedium formosanum

Cypripedium formosanum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Cypripediinae
Genus: Cypripedium
Species: Cyp. formosanum
Binomial name
Cypripedium formosanum
Hayata 1916

Cypripedium formosanum , is an orchid that is native to Taiwan


Plants bloom from early spring to summer with one 6 to 7 cm flower


Plants are found on sandy floor of the forest and in open areas at elevations of 2000 to 3000 meters in Taiwan


Grow plants in partial shade and water frequently and keep the mix moist. The mix should be kept dry close to winter. Fertilize the plant to keep the leaves green. Pot in pH of 7 and keep mix well drain. A mix of 50% gravel, 25% perlite, and 25% fir bark can be used. Plant is easy to grow


Common Names: The Beautiful Cypripedium Formosa's Lady's Slipper


  1. Cypripedium lanuginosum Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 4: 38 (1919).
  2. Cypripedium pulchrum Ames & Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 4: 39 (1919).
  3. Cypripedium macranthos var. villosum Hand.-Mazz., Oesterr. Bot. Z. 85: 227 (1936).


PDF iconPlant regeneration from protocorm-derived callus of Cypripedium formosanum

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