Luisia taurina J.J.Sm. 1910 Photo by Fragrant Orchids and Their Orchids of Indonesia Website

Common Name The Bull-Like Luisia [Refers to the spatulate sepals]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Java and Sumatra at elevations around 300 to 650 meters as a medium to just large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a sometimes branching, elongate stem carrying many, terete leaves that blooms on a [1 to 1.5 cm] long, 10 to 13 flowered, arranged spirally inflorescence with ovate, obtusem, broader than they are long floral bracts.

Similar to L antennifera but differs in having elongate spatulate sepals instead of the obliquely elliptic or boat shaped, very concave sepals of L antennifera


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011

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