Luisia tenuifolia Blume 1849 Photo by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

What has been known as L evangelinae Photo by The Enchanting Kerala Website

Plant and Flower Photo by Dinesh Valke and The Flowers of India Website

Common Name The Thin Leaved Luisia

Flower Size

Found in India and Sri Lanka .

There are two distinct types to this species as best as I can tell. I do not have references with drawings or photos so please use with caution.

#1 in the first photo with a ribbed lip with the apex spread

#2 in the second photo with a smooth lip with the apex constricted to form two opposing lobes

Synonyms Birchea teretifolia A.Rich. 1841; *Cymbidium tenuifolium Lindl. 1833; Luisia birchea Blume 1849; Luisia evangelinae Blatt. & McCann 1932; Luisia laurifolia M.R.Almeida 2009; Luisia laurifolia var. evangelinae (Blatt. & McCann) M.R.Almeida 2009; Luisia pseudotenuifolia Blatt. & McCann 1932; Luisia pulniana Vatsala 1981; Luisia tenuifolia var. evangelinae (Blatt. & McCann) Santapau & Kapadia 1962

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as L birchea;

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