1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Paphiopedilum Pfitzer
      1. Paphiopedilum sukhakulii Schoser & Senghas

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

    [C-EM]
    Distribution

    North-east Thailand only; up to c. 1000 m altitude.

    General Description

    A terrestrial herb with thick pubescent roots. Leaves 3–4, narrowly oblong-elliptic, acute at tridenticulate apex, up to 13 cm long, 3–4.5 cm broad, tessellated dark green and yellow-green above. Inflorescence 1-flowered; scape purple, covered with fine white hairs; bract lanceolate, acute, 1.8–2 cm long, 0.9 cm broad, green, pubescent. Flower 11–14.3 cm across; ovary and pedicel 3.5–6 cm long, green, pubescent. Dorsal sepal concave, ovate, acuminate, 3.8–5.4 cm long, 2.6–4.4 cm broad, ciliate, pubescent on outside, white, veined with green and spotted purple at base. Synsepal lanceolate, acuminate, 3.4–4.2 cm long, 1.6–2.6 cm broad, similar in coloration and indumentum to dorsal. Petals subhorizontal, oblong-ligulate to oblanceolate, acute, 5.4–7.3 cm long, 1.5–2.4 cm broad, green heavily spotted with maroon, margins ciliate. Lip saccate, 4.8–6.1 cm long, 2.3–3.2 cm broad, green heavily flushed and veined maroon, warty on side-lobes. Column pale green, 5 mm long. Staminode with a tridentate lower margin with incurved acute lateral teeth, 8 mm tall, 11 mm broad, pubescent. 2n = 40.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Thailand

    Paphiopedilum sukhakulii Schoser & Senghas appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Thailand 45150.000
    Thailand 46246.000
    Clulow, D., Thailand 45784.000
    Sukhakul, P., Thailand 7115.000 isotype

    First published in Orchidee (Hamburg) 16: 110 (1965)

    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.
    • Sittisujjatham, S. (2006). Wild Orchid of Thailand 1: 1-495. Amarin.
    • 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
    • Schoser, G. & Senghas, K. Original description of Paphiopedilum sukhakulii. 16, (1965).

    Sources

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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