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Orchid Species: Luisia liukiuensis

Kew currently accepted name is Luisia teres

Luisia liukiuensis is an orchid species identified by Schltr. in 1906. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Luisia teres.
Genus
Luisia (Lsa.)
Grex
liukiuensis
Parents
Species
Author
Schltr.
Year
1906
ORIGIN: Found in Guangxi, southern Yunnan and southern Sichuan China, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, Korea and Japan on trees in primary broad-leaved, damp forests or on damp cliff faces at elevations of 200 to 1500 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a suberect to pendulous below, ascending towards the apex, terete, simple to branched, fleshy, green stem carrying several to many, fleshy, terete, amplexicaul and clasping basally leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateral, .4 [1 cm] long, racemose, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

FLOWER SIZE: 0.6 inches [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+ Luisia Lsa teres 1849 (Thunb.) Blume
Add+ Sedirisia Sdr liukiuensis 2003 (Schltr.) J.M.H.Shaw
Add+ Luisia Lsa botanensis 1935 Fukuy.
Add+ Luisia Lsa fauriei 1919 Schltr.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Lsa. teres 'Frisky' (1985) Lsa. botanensis 'Pip' (1977)
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