Luisia parviflora Aver. 2015

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by Averyanov and Taiwania 61(4):319-354 November 2016, New Species of Orchids (Orchidaceae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nong, Nguyen and Truong

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Small Flowered Luisia

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Vietnam in primary evergreen, broad-leaved, montane forests commonly on tall mossy trees at elevations of 1400 to 1600 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect to ascending, rigid, semi-woody, rather straight stem carryiong 2 to 6, straight to fully arching, held towards the apex of the stem, more or less spirally arranged, obtuse leaves that blooms in the fall on an opposite of the leaves, .16 to .32" [4 to 8 mm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with broadly triangular, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying rather wide open, reddish brown, rather thick flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Wulfenia 22 [2015]: 137 - 188 New Orchids in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nguyen, Tich, Nguyen, Nong, Nguyen and Xuan Drawing/photo fide