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   Paphiopedilum sukhakulii

 

Thailand

Paphiopedilum sukhakulii is a terrestrial orchid of the genus Paphiopedilum, i.e. Venus Slipper orchids, listed within the Lady Slipper (fig.) orchid subfamily. It has a showy flower that displays wide, flat petals held horizontally, that are heavily speckled purplish-brown. The upright dorsal sepal has a creamy white background with green stripes, whilst the somewhat pointed pouch is reddish-brown above, fading to light green below.

See also POSTAGE STAMPS (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8) and (9).