HRH Prince Paripatra Sukhumbhand , Prince of Nakorn Sawan (1881-1944), the 33 rd son of King Rama V (Chulalongkorn), was a pioneer orchid enthusiast of Thailand and wrote the country´s first book on orchids.
He was an avid cultivator and seeker of orchids, both within and outside of Thailand. The Prince was wellknown to orchid exporters as far away as Great Britain. Prince Paripatra Sukhumbhand was also the orginator of the tradition wearing a small orchid flower as a boutonnière or corsage.
Image: HRH Prince Paripatra Sukhumbhand , Prince of Nakorn Sawan (1881-1944)