1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Paphiopedilum Pfitzer
      1. Paphiopedilum exul (Ridl.) Rolfe

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Peninsula Thailand.

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    Distribution

    Peninsular Thailand (western and eastern coasts); sea-level to 50 m altitude.

    General Description

    A terrestrial or lithophytic herb. Leaves suberect, 4–5, linear, obtuse to rounded at unequally bilobulate apex, up to 35 cm long, 1.8–3 cm wide, yellowish green. Inflorescence 1-flowered; peduncle 13–18 cm long, slender, green, shortly purple-pubescent; bract narrowly elliptic to elliptic, obtuse, 4–4.4 cm long, 2–2.4 cm wide, green to yellowgreen. Flower c. 6.5 cm across; dorsal sepal white, with raised maroon spots on yellow central half; synsepal pale yellow-green with darker veins; petals glossy, pale buff-yellow with darker veins; lip glossy, buff with darker veins; pedicel and ovary yellow-green, pubescent, 2.2–4 cm long. Dorsal sepal ovate-elliptic, obtuse, 3–4.8 cm long, 2.8–3 cm wide, pubescent on outer surface. Synsepal oblong-elliptic, obtuse, 3.4–4.7 cm long, 1.6–2.5 cm wide. Petals incurved, subhorizontal, oblanceolate to narrowly oblong, obtuse, 4.3–5 cm long, 1.4–1.7 cm wide, ciliate, purple-pubescent at base, margins undulate. Lip 3–3.5 cm long, 1.9 cm wide. Staminode obovate, obtuse to rarely retuse, 6–8 mm long, 7–9 mm wide. 2n = 26.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Thailand

    Paphiopedilum exul (Ridl.) Rolfe appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Thailand 37741.000
    Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595625
    s.coll. [s.n.] 65330.000

    First published in Orchid Rev. 4: 364 (1896)

    Accepted by

    • Koopowitz, H. (2012). An updated, annotated checklist of the genus Paphiopedilum Orchid Digest 76: 178-215.
    • Pedersen, H.Æ., Kurzwell, H., Suddee, S. & Cribb, P.J. (2011). Flora of Thailand 12(1): 1-302. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Pedersen, H.Æ., Kurzwell, H., Suddee, S. & Cribb, P.J. (2011). Flora of Thailand 12(1): 1-302. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
    • Ridley, H.N. Original description of Paphiopedilum exul. 4, (1896).

    Sources

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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