Luisia Gaudich. in Freyc., Voy. Bot. (1826) 426, t. 37

Subfamily: Epidendroideae

Tribe: Vandeae

Subtribe: Aeridinae

Synonyms: Birchea Rich. , Mesoclastes Lindl. , Trichorhiza Lindl. ex Steud.

A genus of c. 30 species; c. 16 species in Malesia.

Distribution: Tropical Asia, Japan, Malesia, east to Samoa

Seidenfaden, G. 1971. Notes on the genus Luisia. Dansk Bot. Ark. 27, 4: 7 - 101.


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Luisia tristis (G.Forst) Hook.f., cultivated at the Hortus Botanicus, Leiden, from Papua New Guinea  

last updated: 18 January 2007 by André Schuiteman

Malesian Orchid Genera