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Orchid Species: Luisia tristis

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Luisia tristis is an orchid species identified by (G.Forst.) Hook.f. in 1890.
Genus
Luisia (Lsa.)
Grex
tristis
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(G.Forst.) Hook.f.
Year
1890
ORIGIN: Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, western Himalayas, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas, the Philippines, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Northern Territory and Queensland Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia Samoa, Marianas, Vanuatu and Guam as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic orchid found on exposed trees at altitudes of 40 to 900 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic orchid found on exposed trees at altitudes of 40 to 900 meters with a rigid, stout, terete, noded, monopodial stem carrying alternate, fleshy, terete, obtuse leaves that blooms in the winter and possibly at other times on an axillary, less than 1.6 [4 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence with a cluster of 3 to 10 small, faintly foul smelling, waxy, long-lived flowers all opening simultaneously. This species has a kidney-shaped epichile and the apex is broadly rounded and has a quadrangular hypochile and the petals are strap shaped.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 inch [2 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cymbidium Cym triste 1805 (G.Forst.) Willd.
Add+ Luisia Lsa cordata 1934 Fukuy.
Add+ Luisia Lsa atacta 2006 D.L.Jones
Add+ Luisia Lsa beccarii 1886 Rchb.f.
Add+ Luisia Lsa burmanica 1853 Lindl.
Add+ Luisia Lsa corrugata 2006 D.L.Jones
Add+ Luisia Lsa macrocarpa 1921 Schltr.
Add+ Luisia Lsa platyglossa 1863 Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Luisia Lsa teretifolia 1829 Gaudich.
Add+ Luisia Lsa truncata 1932 Blatt. & McCann
Add+ Luisia Lsa valida 1862 Rchb.f.
Add+ Trichorhiza Trichorhiza teretifolia 1841 (Gaudich.) Lindl. ex Steud.
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