Nervilia macroglossa (Hook.f.) Schltr. 1911 SECTION Linervia Schlechter Drawing by R Pantling and Swiss Orchid Foundation and the Jany Renz Herbaria

Leaf Photo by Mvh Egon

Common Name The Large Tongued Nervilia

Flower Size .4 to 1.6" [1 to 4 cm]

Found in Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar and Vietnam in humus of quercus forests in valleys at elevations of 1600 to 2200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a slender, glabrous stem enveloped by 2 distant clasping sheaths and carrying an orbicular-cordate, entire margins, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, single flowered inflorescence with a small, linear-lanceolate, acute floral bract.

Synonyms *Pogonia macroglossa Hook.f.1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Fourth series vol 2 [22] Plate 2195 Hooker 1894 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Pogonia macroglossa drwaing fide; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 drawing ok; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide;

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