Luisia evangelinae Blatt. & McCann 1932 Photo by © The Enchanting Kerala Website

Full shade Hot WarmSummer

Common Name Evangeline’s Luisia

Flower Size

Found in southwestern India as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with terete, linear, blunt leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION!!!!! Kew has this one as a synonym of L tenuifolia but it differs in having a ribbed lip with a spread lip and 2 distinct erect, basal lobes. This is a separate species regardless of the taxonomic situation, More research needs to be done here!

Synonyms Luisia laurifolia var. evangelinae (Blatt. & McCann) M.R.Almeida 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;