!Luisia sonii [Aver.] 2018

TYPE DrawingPhoto by Averyanov etal/TYPE Drawing and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Son's Luisia [Vietnamese Orchid Enthusiast and collector of the type current]

Flower Size

Found in Vietnam in primary evergreen, dry, broad-leaves forests at elevations of 800 to 900 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte on old trees with an erect stem an erect, stout, unbranched, woody stem with adpressed, overlapping distichouis, partially disintegrated grey leaf sheaths and carrying in the upper third, very rigid, subulate, canaliculate, almost terete towards the apex, acute, straighht to slightly recurved, broadening at the base into the clapsing base leaves that blooms in the late fall and earlier winter on an axillary, racemose, erect, rigid, provided with 1 to 2, short, broadly triangular, obtse sterile bracts, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with small, broadly triangular to broadly ovate, obtuse, much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying non frgrant resupinate, shallowly campanulate flowers.


References Lockia sonii Aver. 2012 W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #6 2012 as Lockia sonii photo fide; *Taiwania 63: 79 Kumar & Gale 2018