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Stem: often puberulent above. Leaf: cauline, lanceolate to ovate. Inflorescence: flowers 1--20; bracts +- leaf-like. Flower: lower sepals +- united [free], pendent behind lip; lateral petals downcurved to spreading, +- like upper sepal, twisted or not, lip pouch-like, generally obovoid, mouth +- puckered, margin inrolled; column curved over lip mouth, functional stamens 2, staminodes 1. Fruit: pendent to spreading, ribbed.
Species In Genus: +- 35 species: temperate North America, Eurasia; some cultivated for ornamental. Etymology: (Greek: Venus foot, from lip shape)
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald A. Coleman, Dieter H. Wilken & William F. Jennings
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to CypripediumPrevious taxon: Corallorhiza trifida
Next taxon: Cypripedium californicum
Citation for this treatment: Ronald A. Coleman, Dieter H. Wilken & William F. Jennings 2016. Cypripedium, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10918, accessed on July 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 29, 2016.