Cypripedium arietinum

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Cypripedium arietinum


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Cypripedioideae
Genus: Cypripedium
Subgenus: Cypripedium subg. Cypripedium
Sectio: Cypripedium sect. Arietinum
Species: Cypripedium arietinum


Cypripedium arietinum R.Br. in W.T.Aiton, Hortus Kew. 5: 222. (1813)


  • Homotypic
    • Criosanthes arietina (R.Br.) House, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 32: 374 (1905)
  • Heterotypic
    • Criosanthes borealis Raf., Amer. Monthly Mag. & Crit. Rev. 2: 268 (1818)
    • Arietinum americanum L.C.Beck, Bot. North. Middle States: 352 (1833)
    • Cypripedium arietinum f. albiflorum House, Bull. New York State Mus. Nat. Hist. 243-244: 48 (1923)
    • Cypripedium arietinum f. biflorum P.M.Br., N. Amer. Native Orchid J. 1: 198 (1995)


Primary references

  • Brown, R. (1813) Hortus Kewensis; or, a Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew. London (2nd ed.) 5: 222.


Native distribution areas

Display the range areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Eastern Canada
      • Nova Scotia, Ontario, Québec.
    • Regional: North-Central U.S.A.
      • Minnesota, Wisconsin.
    • Regional: Northeastern U.S.A.
      • Connecticut, Maine, Masachusettes, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont.
    • Regional: Western Canada
      • Manitoba, Saskatchewan.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Widder-Frauenschuh
English: Ram's-Head Lady's-Slipper
français: Cypripède tête-de-bélier
русский: Башмачок раноголовый
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