September 12, 2013

Paphiopedilum sukhakulii

Paphiopedilum sukhakulii is from Thailand and is named after a Thai orchid collector.  It has always been one of my favorite Paphiopedilum species and this seedling, purchased a number of years ago, finally bloomed.  It is a small species, has beautifully mottled foliage and ordinarily carries only one flower, but this bloomed with two.  The flowers are 9cm tall and 13cm from tip to tip, not extraordinarily large for the species.


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