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Author Topic: Cypripedium and others on mountain in Beijing China  (Read 8619 times)

Lesley Cox

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Re: Cypripedium and others on mountain in Beijing China
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2007, 03:13:37 AM »
Thanks Susan, I'll really look forward to that one.
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Re: Cypripedium and others on mountain in Beijing China
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2007, 12:30:39 PM »
Thanks Susan, Primula maximowiczii got fragrance like rose.

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Re: Cypripedium and others on mountain in Beijing China
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2007, 05:22:47 PM »
Thanks for showing us it growing in the wild. Do you or anyone else know what photo no. 48 is?
It has heart shaped leaves but a smilacina type flower.
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Re: Cypripedium and others on mountain in Beijing China
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2007, 05:35:45 PM »
You mean this one, Susan?
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I think it may be a Maianthemum ?... maybe M. bifolium.....  not sure where that grows in China!
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Re: Cypripedium and others on mountain in Beijing China
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2007, 12:21:44 AM »
I've got a Chinese lantern in my rockery and it grows near that. Does that count? ::)
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Re: Cypripedium and others on mountain in Beijing China
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2007, 03:51:52 AM »
M. bifolium certainly has a heart-shaped leaf but is it as tall as this? Mine is only about 6cms high in total. (I see RHS Dictionary of Gardening says 4-8 ins, i.e. 10-20 cms)
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Re: Cypripedium and others on mountain in Beijing China
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2007, 06:03:17 AM »
Lesley,

The scale of those in the attached link (http://www.asianflora.com/Convallariaceae/Maianthemum-bifolium.htm)  seems similar.
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Re: Cypripedium and others on mountain in Beijing China
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2007, 12:39:18 AM »
Thanks Rob, as always. Boy that little plant has sure travelled around the world hasn't it? Native in so many places, it's surprising how little variation there is.
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Re: Cypripedium and others on mountain in Beijing China
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2007, 10:49:15 AM »
to Susan, Maggi Young is right, Maianthemum bifolium, Chinese name means  red-crowned crane is dancing.

 


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