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This is a discussion on Luisia within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; All Luisia have small flowers and terete leaves which distinguishes from other Vandaceous genera. The ...

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    All Luisia have small flowers and terete leaves which distinguishes from other Vandaceous genera.

    The difference between the two is their geographical distribution and their flower sizes.
    And also the lip of the Luisia teres is bending curved.

    I have this plant a long time ago, I acquired two species: Luisia cordatilabia from Nueva Viscaya - Luzon island and Luisia teretifolia from Bukidnon - Mindanao island and they died out.

    This plant is very difficult to culture in lowlands and leaves tend to drop out. It prefers cooler conditions where there is lots of air movement.

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    I do agree it is really difficult to care for.... it took me a while before i got used to
    growing this. I grow this mounted before and its just declining, so I decided to pot it
    with a very coarse potting mix and thats when it took off. I think that this specie
    requires a lot of water that cant be provided with just being mounted. And I grow it full
    sun as well, which turned the foliage to a nice purplish/reddish.


    mietek
    thanks for clearing that up, i will take a photo of the plants tomorrow.

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    Mietek
    As promised here's the photo of the plant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilsDC View Post
    Hi Mietek,

    These are the synonyms of this plant:

    Luisia beccarii Rchb.f 1886
    Luisia brachystachys Bl. var flaviola Par & Rchb.f ?
    Luisia truncata Blatt. & McCann 1932
    Luisia macrocarpa Schltr. 1921
    Luisia tristis [Forst.] O.Ktze. 1890
    Luisia platyglossa Rchb.f 1863
    Luisia valida Rchb.f. 1862
    Luisia occidentalis Lindl. 1853
    Luisia zeylandica Lindley 1853
    Luisia burmanica Lindl. 1853
    Cymbidium tenuifolium Wight 1852
    Trichorhiza teretifolia (Gaudich.) Lindl. ex Steud. 1841
    Cymbidium triste [Forst.] Roxb. 1832

    Luisia teretifolia Gaud. 1828 - validly published name
    Epidendrum triste G. Forst. 1786

    Luisia teres is indigenous to Guangxi, Southern Yunnan and Southern Sichuan China, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, Korea and Japan.
    Luisia teretifolia is indigenous to Malesia, Australasia - Oceania, Indochina, and Indian Subcontinent.

    Anyway. Whatever they are, what we need is we collect them that are different to our beautiful sight...

    Cheers.

    Golleeee! That sure is a lot of (synonyms) names for just one plant.
    I can imagine how confusing this could become for the uninformed (and unitiated) orchid hobbyist.

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    Thanks Randy, my plant looks different. I'll take tomorrow a picture. It is arching, what is very unusual to Luisia. Hmm

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    to add to the confusion, ive seen those also growing in full sun and heat in their natural habitat.

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