Cypripedium calceolus

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Cypripedium calceolus                                                                        
taxonomy described by von Linnaeus, Carl
  published in Specie Plantarum  2 : 951    1 may 1753
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Cypripediodeae
  tribe Cypripedieae
  subtribe Cypripediinae
  genus Cypripedium  Linnaeus 1753
  chromosomes  20  (GIROS) 
native of origins pine woods on limestone-dolomite screes, in Valtorta, Valleve, Roncobello, Schilpario
    image004 CFCE grid map
  altitude 1500 - 2000 m  (4950 - 6600 ft)
  exposure image005
the plant          life form geophyte 
  roots    scaled horizontal rhizome
  leaves 3 - 5
  height 20 - 60 cm (8" - 24")
  nr. flowers generally one, rarely two or three
  blooming june to july
  index of rarity    


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