Luisia morsei Rolfe 1903

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Photos by Cxcanh and the RV Orchidtalk Website


Common Name Morse's Luisia - In China Chai Zi Gu

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southwestern Guangxi, southwestern Guizhou, southeastern Yunnan and Hainan provincea of China, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam in humid, mossy, mixed and coniferous forests on mossy branches of old, dwarf, gnarled trees or on highly eroded stratified limestone cliffs as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte at elevations of 300 to 600 meters with a suberect, rigid, terete stem carrying several to many, fleshy, terete, amplexicaul and clasping basally leaves that blooms in the spring on a opposite of the leaves, short, racemose, usually 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence carrying fleshy flowers

Synonyms Luisia tonkinensis Schltr. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase and Rasmussen 2014 Photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;