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Vol. 15(3), pp. 2-3The McAllen International Orchid Society JournalMarch 2014

Paphiopedilum moquetteanum (J. J. Sm.) Fowlie, Orchid Digest 44: 133 (1980)

R J Ferry

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, before the shackles of CITES brought much freely done, private orchid exploring to a halt, the late Dr. Jack Fowlie made frequent visits to the Far East, primarily in search, of paphiopedilums. Fowlie was not a commercial collector. He was an M.D. by profession, but also the editor of the Orchid Digest and an avid botanist who wrote extensively (and very well!) about not only the species he encountered, but the geography and ecology of their habitats. Fowlie once said he practiced medicine to have the ability to travel and study orchids.

Fig. 1. Pl# 210111-9. Paphiopeilum moquetteanum. Digital photo DSC_5831; Wed-26Feb-14.

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