Note: Rich Sacher, American Aquatic Gardens, was the original importer of 'King of Siam' to the United States. No name was provided by the exporter so Sacher named it and the name was published and established in 2002. Hybridizer Chaipol Thamasuwan had named it 'Chalong Kwan'. This name was not published prior to 2002 so is a synonym for 'King of Siam'.
Knotts, Baron, Belloisy and Stevens photos: Received in 2002 and 2003 from Rich Sacher, who received it from Thailand.
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