Paphiopedilum exul (Ridl.) Kervoche 1894 SUBGENUS Paphiopedilum SECTION Paphiopedilum Karasawa & Saito 1982 Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

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Common Name The Excluded Paphiopedilum - In Thailand Rongthao nari lueang krabi

Flower Size about 3" [to 7.5 cm]

A small to medium sized, hot growing, terrestrial species with 4 to 5, linear, suberect, clear green, fleshy, glossy leaves found in Peninsular Thailand in rock crevices at sealevel to 50 meters which flowers in the fall through late spring on a slender, pubescent, 12" [30 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a long, narrrowly elliptic to elliptic floral bract.

Synonyms Cordula exul [Ridl.] Rolfe 1912; Cypripedium exul [Ridl.] Rolfe 1892; Cypripedium exul var. aureum Rolfe 1896; *Cypripedium insigne var. exul Ridley 1891; Paphiopedilum exul f. aureum (auct.) O.Gruss & Roellke 2002; Paphiopedilum exul var. aureum auct. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as cypripedium exul drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen #3 9-12 tafel 4 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing fide; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 6 1980 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 4 1991 photo; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; The Genus Paphiopedilum Vol 2 Braeme and Bakers 1999; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide

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