Luisia tenuifolia Blume, Rumphia 4: 50 1849. (syn: Birchea teretifolia A.Rich.; Cymbidium tenuifolium Lindl. [Illegitimate]; Luisia birchea Blume; Luisia evangelinae Blatt. & McCann; Luisia pseudotenuifolia Blatt. & McCann; Luisia tenuifolia var. evangelinae (Blatt. & McCann) Santapau & Kapadia);
Orchidaceae fortnight :: Luisia evangelinae :: Kalambuli :: DV28 : 4 images. 11 posts by 6 authors.
Luisia evangelinae Blatt. & McCann
along NH 4A near Kalambuli on 29 MAY 11
Thanks so much for sharing… you guys are too lucky to be able to travel to south India so often 🙂
Very interesting find …, perhaps we have seen one Luisia sp. when we visited Gori Valley area with … last October, but no flowers were seen.. thanks for showing this…
Is this the one called as Kathakali orchid?
L. macrantha would be apt for kathakali as found in Shrikant ji’s Further Flowers of Sahyadri … the posted one also looks a close contender!
Orchidaceae fortnight ::Kathakali Orchid– Luisia evangelinae:: at Karnataka :: PKA20::: : Attachments (4). 5 posts by 5 authors.
Kathakali Orchid– Luisia evangelinae spotted at Anmod Ghat.
Thanks to … for ID..
This is not the actual Kathakali orchid.
But this is Luisia evangelinae.
This orchid has been named as Dwarpal (guards that stand at the main door) by someone and it is as appropriate as the Kathakali (L. micrantha), so lets go with these 2 names.
Orchidaceae Fortnight : Luisa evangeline_Idamalayar 111113:GK-3 : Attachments (1). 8 posts by 5 authors.
Luisia evangelinae from Idamalayar Kerala
Small epiphytic herb with terate leaves
Grow on small trees in the riparian habitat
Amazing picture.. my kids say this looks like fish… thanks …
TSP-JAN2016-39-39: Images of Luisia tenuifolia (Orchidaceae) : 3 posts by 2 authors.
It is my pleasure to share few images of Luisia tenuifolia (Orchidaceae)
Habitat: Epiphytic, Semi-evergreen forests
Sighting: Kottigehara, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl
Wonderful find indeed !!