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  Paphiopedilum exul (Ridl.) Rolfe
  Family Name : Orchidaceae

  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Native Habitat :
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: A terrestrial or lithophytic herb, it has an erect growth form. 
      Foliage: The leaves are alternately arranged and are linear with a rounded, unequal bilobed apex. The leaves can grow up to 35 cm long and 1.8 to 3 cm wide.  
      Flowers: The flowers are borne on a single-flowered inflorescence and measure up to 6.5 cm wide. The lateral petals are yellow, the base of the petals are covered with hairs and maroon blotches. The lateral sepals are yellow-green in colour. The dorsal sepal is yellow-green with a wide white margin and maroon blotches spreading outwards from the base of the sepal. The flower lip is yellow.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Hanging Basket
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Golden Garden
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green - Light Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth, Leathery
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Foliar Margin :
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      White, Yellow / Golden
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Glossy / Shiny, Hairy / Hirsute
      Flower Symmetry :

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