October 7, 2014

Paphiopedilum sukhakulii

Paphiopedilum sukhakulii is a species from Thailand.  It is a smaller plant but has large and dramatic flowers.  Rather unusual for this species, my plant always has two flowers per flowers, rather than just one.  Not only are the flowers beautiful, however, but the plant is too, with beautifully patterned fans of leaves.  I photographed this on white for a change, though only one flower was open at the time.

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