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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 25 | Orchidaceae | Luisia

6. Luisia megasepala Hayata, Icon. Pl. Formosan. 4: 85. 1914.

台湾钗子股 tai wan chai zi gu

Stems often pendulous or arching, to 50 cm, ca. 5 mm in diam., laxly many leaved. Leaves 5-10 cm × 2.5-4 mm, rigid. Inflorescences short, 1-3-flowered; floral bracts ovate-triangular, ca. 3 mm. Flowers 2.5-3 cm in diam., sepals and petals yellowish green, spotted with purple, lip with green and purple-spotted lateral lobes and a dark purple epichile; pedicel and ovary spotted with purple, 12-18 mm. Sepals elliptic, 12.5-17 × 6-7 mm; lateral sepals dorsally carinate, keel becoming winged at apex. Petals obovate to spatulate, 17-20 × 7-9 mm; lip 13-18 mm; hypochile short, lateral lobes ovate-triangular, ca. 3 × 2 mm; epichile nearly broadly oblong, 11-15 × 7-9 mm, adaxially distinctly reticulate-sulcate, bilobed; apical lobules triangular, ca. 4 mm. Column 5-6 mm, stout. Fl. Mar-May.

● Epiphytic on tree trunks in open forests; 700-2000 m. C and S Taiwan.


 

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