Paphiopedilum exul

Paph. exul

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. exul
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum exul
(Ridl.) Kervoche 1894

Paphiopedilum exul is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.


Plant blooms in the summer with a single 7.5 cm wide flower.


Plants are found growing on the limestone cliffs of Krabi, Thailand at elevations of 6 to 30 meters. The area is subjected to cool winters and springs with drizzles and heavy rain during the summer and fall.


Plant should be grown in areas with bright light and cool to warm temperatures. Pot in a well drain mix such as medium fir bark and perlite. Species can tolerate many different potting mediums. Water regularly about every four to five days. Reduce watering during the winter to induce blooming. Growth can be encouraged by keeping the plant in a warm area.


Common Names:The Excluded Paphiopedilum


  1. Cordula exul [Ridl.] Rolfe 1912
  2. Cypripedium exul [Ridl.] Rolfe 1892
  3. *Cypripedium insigne var. exul Ridley 1891
  4. Paphiopedilum exul f. aureum (auct.) O.Gruss & Roellke 2002
  5. Paphiopedilum exul var. aureum auct. 1896

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