Cypripedium kentuckiense

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyOrchidaceae
Family (Traditional)Orchidaceae
GenusCypripedium
Species:Cypripedium kentuckiense C.F. Reed
Common NameKentucky Ladys Slipper
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Arrangement: subopposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Pollinium; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: solitary; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 13+; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 3; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sepal Fusion: No; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 2; Tepal Fusion: No; Tepal Number: 6
C value 10
StatusNative; TN[S2] KY[S1S2] (State Rank); G3 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Cypripedium daultonii Cypripedium daultonii V.G. Soukup

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Knox (KY), Laurel (KY), Lewis (KY), McCreary (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rowan (KY), Wayne (KY), Decatur (TN), Scott (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, MDKY, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1980 - 1987

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100107109 Lewis Kentucky Richard H. Hannan
EKY
Cypripedium kentuckiense
BEREA005088 McCreary Kentucky
BEREA
Cypripedium kentuckiense
BEREA005090 Knox Kentucky
BEREA
Cypripedium kentuckiense
BEREA005087 McCreary Kentucky
BEREA
Cypripedium kentuckiense
BEREA005089 Knox Kentucky
BEREA
Cypripedium kentuckiense
MDKY00006512 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Cypripedium kentuckiense
MDKY00006513 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Cypripedium kentuckiense
MDKY00006511 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Cypripedium kentuckiense
MDKY00006514 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Cypripedium kentuckiense
TENN-V-0073020 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Cypripedium kentuckiense
TENN-V-0073021 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Cypripedium kentuckiense
TENN-V-0073024 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Cypripedium kentuckiense
UCHT008556 Scott Tennessee
UCHT
Cypripedium kentuckiense
APSC0086370 Pulaski Kentucky 20 May 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Cypripedium kentuckiense
APSC0069912 Scott Tennessee
APSC
Cypripedium kentuckiense
APSC0074704 Scott Tennessee
APSC
Cypripedium kentuckiense
APSC0069905 Scott Tennessee
APSC
Cypripedium kentuckiense
APSC0086368 Laurel Kentucky
APSC
Cypripedium kentuckiense
APSC0086369 Pulaski Kentucky 20 May 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Cypripedium kentuckiense
APSC0069910 Scott Tennessee
APSC
Cypripedium kentuckiense
APSC0077589 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Cypripedium kentuckiense
APSC0069904 Scott Tennessee
APSC
Cypripedium kentuckiense
BEREA025712 Knox Kentucky
EKY
Cypripedium kentuckiense
31234100719838 Rowan Kentucky Max E. Medley
EKY
Cypripedium kentuckiense
TENN-V-0073022 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Cypripedium kentuckiense
TENN-V-0073023 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Cypripedium kentuckiense
APSC0058205 Rowan Kentucky
APSC
Cypripedium kentuckiense
APSC0077590 Wayne Kentucky 29 May 1980 Max Medley
APSC
Cypripedium kentuckiense
APSC0069911 Scott Tennessee
APSC
Cypripedium kentuckiense
APSC0074703 Scott Tennessee
APSC
Cypripedium kentuckiense
APSC0115271 Knox Kentucky
APSC
Cypripedium kentuckiense
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Cypripedium kentuckiense - Joey Shaw
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Joey Shaw
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Tara Littlefield
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Tara Littlefield
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Tara Littlefield
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Tara Littlefield
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Theo Witsell
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Theo Witsell
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Theo Witsell
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Theo Witsell
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Theo Witsell
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Theo Witsell
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Joey Shaw
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Joey Shaw
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Joey Shaw
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Joey Shaw
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Joey Shaw
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Joey Shaw
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Joey Shaw
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Joey Shaw
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Joey Shaw
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Joey Shaw
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Joey Shaw
Cypripedium kentuckiense - Joey Shaw