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A new locality for Lady's Slipper Orchid (Cypripedium calceolus) from the Rodopi Mountains

Posted 7/3/2014

A new locality for Lady's Slipper Orchid (Cypripedium calceolus) from the Rodopi Mountains

An important new locality for Cypripedium calceolus is reported from the Rodopi Mountains, Bulgaria. Up to now, the species has only been found in two localities in Bulgaria, and at one of these sites it has not been recorded for many years. The Authors discuss the current distribution of C. calceolus on the Balkan Peninsula, and highlight the fact that these isolated populations from the Rodopi Mountains are of great conservation significance as they represent the most south-eastern outpost for C. calceolus in Europe.