Paphiopedilum exul (Ridl.) Rolfe 1896SUBGENUS Paphiopedilum SECTION Paphiopedilum Karasawa & Saito 1982 Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.


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 and 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 drawing/photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 3 129 to 192; Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1971 drawing fide; Botanisk Tidsserift 67: 76-127 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand IV Seidenfaden 1972 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 fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 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 Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 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; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #3 2015 as P exul f album photo fide;