Ludisia discolor

Ludisia discolor

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
SubTribe: Goodyerinae
Genus: Ludisia
Species: Ludisia discolor
Binomial name
Ludisia discolor
[Ker-Gawl.]A. Rich. 1825

Ludisia discolor is a species from the genus Ludisia.


Plants are found growing in from India to Indonesia and in south east Asia


Plants bloom from winter to spring with many 1 .7 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant


Plants are usually grown in intermediate to warm conditions. Keep plants in a shady area. Pot with a well drain medium composed of sand, fir bark, perlite, and soil. Plants should be kept evenly moist.


2834158240103192490XiTnXY fs Ludisia discolor The leaves are brown with orange or red veins.
2473822670103192490aMxMvt fs Ludisia discolor var. alba The leaves are light green with yellow veins.
2271968670103192490RwJSNL fs Ludisia discolor 'Green velvet' The leaves are dark green with three withe veins.


Common Name:The Jewel Orchid


  1. Anoectochilus dawsonianus H.Low ex Rchb.f. 1868
  2. Anoectochilus ordeanus Jennings 1875
  3. Gonogona discolor Link 1822
  4. *Goodyera discolor Ker-Gawl. 1816
  5. Goodyera ordeana (Jennings) Boxall ex Náves in F.M.Blanco 1880
  6. Goodyera rodigasciana L.Linden 1886
  7. Goodyera rubrovenia B.S.Williams 1862
  8. Haemaria dawsoniana (H.Low ex Rchb.f.) Hasselb. in L.H.Bailey 1915
  9. Haemaria discolor [Ker-Gawl.]Lindley 1840
  10. Haemaria discolor var. concolor Ridl 1896
  11. Haemaria discolor var. condorensis Gagnep. 1934
  12. Haemaria discolor var. dawsoniana (H.Low ex Rchb.f.) B.S.Williams 1894
  13. Haemaria discolor var. denisoniana Kerch. 1894
  14. Haemaria discolor var. grandis Gagnep. 1934
  15. Haemaria discolor var. ordeana (Jennings) B.S.Williams 1894
  16. Haemaria discolor var. rhodoneura Schltr. 1913
  17. Haemaria discolor var. trilineata Schltr. 1913
  18. Haemaria otletae Rolfe 1891
  19. Haemaria pauciflora Gagnep. 1933
  20. Haemaria rubrovenia (B.S.Williams) Rchb.f. ex Stein 1891
  21. Ludisia dawsoniana (H.Low ex Rchb.f.) Aver. 1988
  22. Ludisia furetii Blume 1858
  23. Ludisia odorata Blume 1859
  24. Ludisia otletae (Rolfe) Aver. 1988
  25. Myoda rufescens Lindley 1832
  26. Neottia discolor (Ker Gawl.) Steud. 1821
  27. Orchiodes discolor (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891