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Alaskan Spotted Lady's Slipper Hybrid

Cypripedium x alaskanum

Description:

Cypripedium x alaskanum is a hybrid between Cypripedium yatabeanum and C. guttatum. According to photos online the hybrid seems like a closer match than either of the parent species. Read more here: https://northamericanorchidcenter.org/sl... and the comments here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations... This hybridization occurs naturally without any human intervention.

Habitat:

Edge of a densely vegetated point ending in a steep cliff overlooking the ocean. Pasagshak Point.

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2 Comments

Machi
Machi a year ago

Thanks Neil! It really is a wonderland here in the summer. So many flowers and amazing sights to see! Hopefully someone who knows their wild orchids can weigh in on whether or not its a hybrid.

dandoucette
dandoucette a year ago

Wow what a find! Really spectacular location as well! That last photo is fantastic.

Machi
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Alaska, USA

Spotted on Jun 25, 2019
Submitted on Aug 9, 2019

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