Luisia zollingeri Rchb.f. 1863


Luisia zollingeri Rchb.f. 1863 is an epiphytic growing orchid species,
native to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.

The tiny, little flowers of this tropical orchid get a size of just about 0,7 cm and are best viewed with a magnifying glass or a macro lens. Flowering period: February. Luisia zollingeri has been described by the German botanist Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach (1823-1889) in the year 1863 and has been named in honour to the Swiss botanist Heinrich Zollinger (1818 – 1859), who was working in a botanical garden in Java, Indonesia and died at 19.05.1859 at the age of just 41 years in Kandangan (South Kalimantan) of the long-term effects of Malaria. Luisia zollingeri orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival) and require a warm - hot and humid climate.

Luisia zollingeri Rchb.f. 1863
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Image: Luisia zollingeri Rchb.f. 1863

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