Luisia macrotis Rchb.f. 1869

Another Angle

Inflorescence Photos by Karel & Alex Petrzelka and the Vietnam Orchid Website

part shade WarmCool Spring

Common Name The Large Eared Luisia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam at elevations of 700 to 1100 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying cylindrical leaves that blooms in the spring on very short, 1 or 2 flowered inflorescence


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