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Cypripedium micranthum: absolutely amazing

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I browse Frosch's Cypripedium site several times a week. I just realized that he has photos of Cypripedium micranthum. When Cribb published his Cyp monograph, this species was known from only a couple collections that happened decades ago. This may just be my new favorite Cyp!

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As I look around more I see that it has begun being cultivated... Hopefully viable seed will be produced and this rare species will forever be saved.
 
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I love the dorsal. It looks like it just went through hair plug surgery.
 
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That's a nice plant! There are a few folks beginning to have viable seedlings. Hopefully it will become established in the hobby. I like the complex leaf organs that make up the "red spots." Some of my second year lichiangense, a close relative, have a few now.

Ron Burch
 
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Jon in SW Ohio said:
Easily one of my favorite Cyps!

It always reminds me of one of those Chinese Crested Hairless dogs.

Jon

Ha ha ha. Yes.

 

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