Luisia magniflora Z.H.Tsi & S.C.Chen 1994

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Photos by Martin "Epicphals" and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Large Flowered Luisia - In China Da Hua Chai Zi Gu

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan province of China and Myanmar in open forests on tree trunks at elevations of 600 to 1900 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an ascending, rigid stem carrying a few, terete, obtuse basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring through early summer on a short to .4" [1 cm] long, stout, often 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate, fleshy, obtuse floral bracts carrying fleshy flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo hmm; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;