Luisia birchea Blume, Mus. Bot. 1: 64 4: 50 1849. (syn: Luisia tenuifolia sensu Hook. f.; Luisia pseudotenuifolia Blatt. & McC.; Luisia evangelinae Blatt. & McC.; Luisia tenuifolia var. evangelinae  (Blatt. & McC.) Sant. & Kap.; Luisia birchea var. evangelinae  (Blatt. & McC.) Sarkar) as per BSI Flora of India checklist 


Common name: Birch Luisia

 

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Orchidaceae – Luisia birchea Blume : 7 posts by 4 authors. 5 images.

Location- Chinnar

Habitat-   Wild

Plant Habit – Epiphytic herb

Height/Length- 

Note : This is a species mentioned in the Plant list as a synonym of Luisia tenuifolia Blume which I strongly feel is not correct. The Habitat and the Habit and the shape of the flower and its appearance are entirely different


Your plant is Luisia birchea and the second plant I think is Luisia evangelinae


Thank you very much .. I have no doubt in their id’s. I have only on doubt why that “Plant list” has made them the same species ?
Thanks to … for their comments. Still I am not fully placed how to go about replying to each person who had made comments.


The Name L.evangelinae is now the synonym of L.tenuifolia.



References:

BSI Flora of India checklist  Tropicos  Catalogue of Life (syn. of Luisia tenuifolia Blume)  The Plant List Ver.1.1 (syn. of Luisia tenuifolia Blume)   WCSP (syn. of Luisia tenuifolia Blume, Rumphia 4: 50 (1849). )  IPNI
 Flowers of India  An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995- details with keys)

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