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Orchid Species: Paphiopedilum sukhakulii

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Paphiopedilum sukhakulii is an orchid species identified by Schoser & Senghas in 1965.
Genus
Paphiopedilum (Paph.)
Grex
sukhakulii
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Schoser & Senghas
Year
1965
ORIGIN: Found innortheastern Thailand as a small sized, hot to warm growing, humus epiphyte at elevations of 240 to 1000 meters in sandy loam and leaf mold along streams in dappled to moderate shade.

DESCRIPTION: A small sized, hot to warm growing, humus epiphyte with to 6, narrowly elliptic, pale and dark green mottled leaves that are trifid apically, that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, terminal, to 10 [25 cm] long, purple brown and white haired, single flowered inflorescence with a green, ovate floral bract that is 1/3 the length of the ovary.

FLOWER SIZE: 5 3/4 inch [14 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Paph. sukhakulii 'Vroni' (10 awards from 2011 to 2018) Paph. sukhakulii 'Eric' (4 awards from 1994 to 2005) Paph. sukhakulii 'Lucy' (3 awards from 2002 to 2005) Paph. sukhakulii 'Los Osos' (3 awards from 1986 to 1987) Paph. sukhakulii 'Pius' (2 awards from 2016 to 2018) Paph. sukhakulii 'Franzi' (2 awards from 2010 to 2016) Paph. sukhakulii 'Geli' (2 awards in 2015) Paph. sukhakulii 'Chunky' (2 awards in 2013) Paph. sukhakulii 'Franz' (2 awards in 2012) Paph. sukhakulii 'Jack' (2 awards from 1984 to 2011) Paph. sukhakulii h.f. album 'Albarino' (2 awards from 2010 to 2011) Paph. sukhakulii 'Sorrento' (2 awards in 2002) Paph. sukhakulii 'Kyelle's Giant' (2 awards in 2000) Paph. sukhakulii h.f. album 'Albino Green' (2 awards from 1998 to 1999) Paph. sukhakulii 'Scottie' (2 awards in 1998) Paph. sukhakulii 'Chris' (2 awards from 1995 to 1997) Paph. sukhakulii 'Florafest' (2 awards in 1997) Paph. sukhakulii 'Pinecrest' (2 awards from 1995 to 1997) Paph. sukhakulii 'Par-o-bek's Little Sis' (2 awards in 1996) Paph. sukhakulii 'El Chorro' (2 awards in 1996)
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