Luisia abrahami Vatsala, Introd. Orchids 489 1981.;
India (Kerala) as per POWO;


ORCHIDACEAE: ID – Prejith008 Luisia abrahamii:
This is a Luisia found at elevations of sea level to 500 metres asl and endemic to the Western Ghats. Blooms from late September to November.

…, I did finally manage to contact … and he helped me with the identification.
…, it is found in moist deciduous to evergreen forests and the host tree is Ixora brachiata. You can check the place called Perambra, Boothathankettu and Palaruvi on Google maps. It should give you an idea of the type of forests. If you are interested I can send you an interesting pdf file I found on the net which concerns endemic orchids found in the Western and Eastern Ghats. You can see more
pictures of the flower in my blog

All databases like POWO, GBIF, CoL, IPNI and WFO says Luisia abrahami Vatsala instead of Luisia abrahamii Vatsala.


550 ID wild Orchid: 16 high res. images.
Please ID wild Orchid,
Location: bloomed near Chathamattom Ernakulam Kerala INDIA
Altitude: 1000fsl
Flower date: 08OCT2023, 10.30am
Habitat: wild moisture evergreen sloppy canopy
Plant habit: epiphyte Orchid, obliquely branches, weak cylindrical stem 05mm diameter, perennial
Height: 01 feet 
Leaves: alternate cylindrically elongated acute simple smooth fleshy flexible, size upto: 20×0.3cm
Flower: axillary bud, size:20x15mm, green with violet, non fragrant
Fruit: capsule green into brown obvoid ridges size:20x5mm

Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

Luisia abrahami Vatsala !

Yes, it is Luisia abrahamii dear …, thank you very much for ID my Orchid

Confirm as Luisia abrahamii

Yes, this looks like Luisia abrahamii.



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