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Cypripedium irapeanum occurs in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. In Mexico the species can be found in Chiapas, Durango, Guerrero, Nayarit, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Sinaloa and Vera Cruz. The distribution of C. irapeanum is “interrupted” in Oaxaca from western Mexico south-eastwards, where C. molle occurs, to reappear again at the other side of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Chiapas and Guatemala. The extent of occurrence (EOO) is estimated at 667,000 km² and the area of occupancy (AOO) is estimated at 1,100 km². The species can be found between 600 and 2,250 m of altitude.
Sources: Cribb 1997, Cribb and Sandison 1998, Cribb and Soto-Arenas 1993, Frosch and Cribb 2012, González-Tamayo 2010, Hernández-Apolinar et al. 2012, Salazar 1993, Soto-Arenas and Solano-Gómez 2007, Valdés et al. 2011, Valdés et al. 2005.