Luisia unguiculata J.J.Sm. 1926

LCDP Photo by S Mishra1, J Jalal, Vivek, Ekka, D Agrawala and L Singh and Nelumbo Vol 62[1] 50-53 A Note on the Occurrence of Luisia unguiculata (Orchidaceae) in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India S Mishra1, J Jalal, Vivek, Ekka, D Agrawala and L Singh 2020

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Clawed Luisia

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found on Timor of the Lesser Sunda Islands in littoral forest at elevations below 100 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a monopodial, erect, robust, terete stem enveloped by leaf bases carrying terete, apiculate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter on 1 to 2 per leaf axil, extra axillary, erect, peduncle very short, .24 to .28" [.6 to .7 cm] long overall, rachis densely, successively single, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with persistent, amplexicaul, broadly triangular less than half as long as the ovary floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Nelumbo Vol 62[1] 50-53 A Note on the Occurrence of Luisia unguiculata (Orchidaceae) in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India S Mishra1, J Jalal, Vivek, Ekka, D Agrawala and L Singh 2020 photo fide

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