Luisia teres (Thunb.) Blume 1849 Photo by Epicphals and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade WarmCoolSpring

Common Name The Terete Luisia - in Japan Ryukyu-bo-ran - In China Cha Chung Chai Zi Gu

Flower Size .6 to .68" [1.5 to 1.7cm]

Found in Guangxi, southern Yunnan and southern Sichuan China, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, Korea and Japan on trees in primary broadleaved, damp forests or on damp cliff faces at elevations of 200 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a suberect to pendulous below, ascending towards the apex, terete, simple to branched, fleshy, green stem carrying several to many, fleshy, terete, amplexicaul and clasping basally leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateral, .4" [1 cm] long, racemose, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Epidendrum teres Thunb. 1784; Luisia botanensis Fukuy. 1935; Luisia fauriei Schltr. 1919; Luisia teres var. botanensis (Fukuy.) T.P.Lin 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 19881988 as L botanensis; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 4 2007 photo; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wangf 2014 photos fide;