Luisia megasepala Hayata 1914Photos by Yi-Fu Wang and The Native Orchids Website

Common Name The Large Sepal Luisia

Flower Size

Found in central and southern Taiwan in primary broadleaved forests at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with terete, suberect to pendulous below, ascending towards the apex, branching, green with purple spots, rigid stem carrying terete, tapering towards the apex, fleshy green leaves that blooms in the mid winter through later spring on an axillary, .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm] long, successively single, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence.


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