Cypripedium xandrewsii

Cyp candidum x Cyp parviflorum

This hybrid occurs in nature with the several named varieties of parviflorum. Each was originally named independently and are now known as follows:

Cyp xandrewsii nothovar andrewsii is the hybrid with Cyp parviflorum var makasin
Cyp xandrewsii nothovar landonii is the hybrid with Cyp parviflorum var parviflorum
Cyp xandrewsii nothovar favillianum is the hybrid with Cyp parviflorum var pubescens

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Cypripedium favillianum

Cypripedium Favillianum on the first day following the opening of the flowers. Note the cream coloration, reflective of its Cyp. parviflorum var. pubescens parentage.

Cypripedium favillianum

The same specimen of Cypripedium Favillianum four days following the opening of the flowers. In this hybrid, the flowers become very white after a few days, reflective of its Cyp. candidum parentage.

Cypripedium Favillianum
Cypripedium candidum and hybrids

A group shot of a new planting of Cyp candidum, the very short plants in the foreground with the tiny flower, and its two hybrids with Cyp parviflorum: Cyp Favillianum, the plant on the left with the largest flowers, is the hybrid with the Large Yellow Ladsyslipper, Cyp parviflorum var pubescens, whereas the plants in the upper right and center with the intermediate-size flowers are Cyp xandrewsii, the hybrid with the Small Yellow Ladyslipper.