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Orchid Species: Luisia acutilabris

Kew currently accepted name is Cleisostoma simondii

Luisia acutilabris is an orchid species identified by Guillaumin in 1960. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cleisostoma simondii.
Luisia (Lsa.)
ORIGIN: Found from Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Sikkim, Thailand, Laos, Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan and Yunnan provinces of China, Hong Kong and Vietnam in tropical and subtropical forests at elevations of 100 to 1100 meters.

DESCRIPTION: An erect, terete leafed, small sized, hot to warm growing monopodial epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped completely by imbricating, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying terete, fleshy, linear, subacute to obtuse, sessile, jointed leaves that blooms on an axillary, arching then pendulous, slender, 4 to 11.2 [10 to 28 cm] long, simple to paniculate, several [11 to 20] flowered inflorescence with basal and then iserted at intervals, tubulbar, cylindric, ovate, triangular apically sheaths and lanceolate, subacute floral bracts and carrying small, long-lasting flowers that can occur at any time but most often in the fall and winter.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/5 inch [1.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cleisostoma Cleis simondii 1975 (Gagnep.) Seidenf.
Add+ Cleisostoma Cleis acutilabris 1988 (Guillaumin) Aver.
Add+ Cleisostoma Cleis seidenfadenii 1972 Garay
Add+ Cleisostoma Cleis teres 1972 Garay
Add+ Echioglossum Echioglossum seidenfadenii 1995 (Garay) Szlach.
Add+ Sarcanthus Snths siamensis 1925 Rolfe ex Downie
Add+ Vanda V teretifolia 1821 Lindl.
Add+ Echioglossum Echioglossum simondii 1995 (Gagnep.) Szlach.
Add+ Vanda V simondii 1951 Gagnep.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Cleis. simondii 'Windy Hill' (2001)
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