Luisia zollingeri Rchb.f. 1863 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Another Flower

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

Part Shade HotWarmSpring

Common Name Zolinger's Luisia [Swiss Orchid Botanist 18 - 1900's] - In China Chang Ye Chai Zi Gu

Flower Size 1/4" [8.5 cm]

Found in the Andaman Islands, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Borneo, Java and Sumatra on trees in montane forests at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a mostly pendulous, apically uprising stem carrying, terete, obtuse, channeled above leaves that blooms in the spring on a .4" [1 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with very short rounded floral bracts.

Synonyms Luisia brachystachys Blume 1849?; Luisia latilabris Rolfe ex Downie 1925; Luisia latipetala J.J.Sm. 1910; Luisia zollingeri var. latipetala (J.J.Sm.) Sulist. 1988;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as L latilabris drawing, photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide