Luisia filiformis Hook.f. 1890 Photo by © Timothy Choltco and Troy Meyer's Flasking Homepage Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Side View of Flower Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Sun Hot Warm Spring"

Common Name The Thread Shaped Luisia - In China Chan Ban Chai Zi Gu

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, India, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Yunnan China in dense forests on tree trunks at elevations of 100 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an often arching stem carrying at intervals towards the apex, terete, acute leaves that blooms in the spring, halfway between the internodes on a 1/2" [1.25 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with obliquely imbricating, truncate, dark brown bracts

Synonyms Luisia gamblei Hook.f. 1890; Luisia grovesii Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as L grovesii drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 7 1958 drwaing as Luisia grovesii; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;

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