Luisia cordata Fukuy 1934

Plant and Flowers in situ Taiwan Photos by Antonio Antonio's Website

Common Name The Cordate Luisia [refers to the shape of the lip] - In China Xin Chun Chai Zi Gu

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Taiwan in in thickets along the seashore on tree trunks at elevations around 200 to 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with an unbranched stem carrying terete, acute leaves that blooms in the winter on 1 to 2, axillary, short, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with distichous, broadly ovate, acute floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide