Nervilia infundibulifolia Blatt. & McCann 1932 SECTION Linervia Schlecter Photos by David Kuehn

Full shade Cool LATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Funnel-Shaped Leaf Nervilia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in India, the eastern Himalayas, Laos, Thailand and penninsular Malayasia at elevations around 1700 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a slightly flattened tuber giving rise to a tall, straight stem with 2 internodes and linear-oblanceolate, acute, wide sheaths carrying broadly cordate, funnel-shaped, crimped margins, minutely dentate-crenulate, 5 to 9 veined, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, single flowered inflorescence with a lanceolate, acute to acuminate, concave, 3 veined floral bract.

The photo was sent in as N calcicola and was photographed in Thailand.

Synonyms Nervilia calcicola Kerr 1933; Nervilia hallbergii Blatt. & McCann 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 as N calcicola drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing good; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo not; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 as N calcicola photo fide