Nervilia gammieana (Hook.f.) Pfitzer 1888 SECTION Nervilia

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Deep Shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name Gammie's Nervilia [English Botanist at the Chinchona [Quinine] plantations 1800's]

Flower Size .6" to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in Pakistan, the western Himalayas, India, Nepal and the eastern Himalayas in pine forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a subglobose, tuberculate, stout, green tuber giving rise to a glabrous, orbicular-cordate, acuminate, undulate margin, basal sinus deep, veined, deep green above, pale green beneath, narrowing below into the cylindric, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, green, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, 6 to 8 flowered inflorescence with linear, membraneous floral bracts.

Synonyms *Pogonia gammieana Hook.f.1883

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Pogonia gammieana drawing fide; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as Pogonia gammieana; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as N gamieana; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Pogonia gammiena drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide;

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