Cypripedium formosanum

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Formosan Lady's Slipper
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedieae
Subtribe: Cypripediinae
Genus: Cypripedium
Species: C. formosanum
Binomial name
Cypripedium formosanum
Hayata (1916)

Cypripedium japonicum var. formosanum (Hayata) S.S.Ying (1975)

The Formosan Lady's Slipper or Beautiful Cypripedium (Cypripedium formosanum) is a species of orchid. It is endemic to Taiwan.[1][2]

This species is restricted to the central mountains of Taiwan, where it grows in several types of habitat in mountain forests and bogs. It is associated with species of ferns, Epimedium, Trillium, and Podophyllum, and Diphyllea grayi. It is also cultivated, being attractive and easy to grow and propagate.[3]


  1. ^ a b Flora of China, v 25 p 29, 台湾杓兰 tai wan shao lan, Cypripedium formosanum
  2. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Rankou, H. 2014. Cypripedium formosanum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014. Downloaded on 11 September 2015.

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