Luisia ramosii Ames 1911

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Common Name Ramos' Luisia - In China Kuan Ban Chai Zi Gu

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Ghuangxi and Hainan provinces of China as well as Vietnam and the Philippines in open forests along valleys on tree trunks at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with terete, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring and summer from below the old leafless sheath bases on 1 to 2, to .8" [2 cm] long, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, fleshy floral bracts

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use caution


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov, Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 photo fide