Luisia trichorrhiza (Hook.) Blume 1849 Photo by Philip Wojtas and his Flicker Orchid Photo Site

Common Name or Meaning The Hair-Like Root Luisia

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Bangladesh, western Himalayas, India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Thailand at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a stout, mostly unbranched stem enveloped by tubular, striate-rugose leaf bearing sheaths carrying distichous, fleshy, terete, rugose, jointed, terete leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, stout, short, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence holding the flowers close to the leaf axils.

Synonyms *Vanda trichorhiza Hook. 1823

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing okish; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2Pradhan 1979 drawing not; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase and Rasmussen 2014

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