Nervilia alishanensis T.C.Hsu, S.W.Chung & C.M.Kuo 2012

Leaf

Photos by Szu-I. Hsieh , Stephan W. Gale , Chi-Te Lee , Chuan-Rong Yeh , Chong-Sheng Leou and Ching-Long Yeh and Nordic Journal of Botany 31: 403407, Nervilia brevilobata sp. nov. (Orchidaceae) from Taiwan and Hainan Szu-I. Hsieh , Stephan W. Gale , Chi-Te Lee , Chuan-Rong Yeh , Chong-Sheng Leou and Ching-Long Yeh 2013

Full shade Warm LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Alishan Nervilia [A nature reserve in Taiwan]

Flower Size

Found in Hainan province of China and Taiwan in broad leaves forests at elevations around 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial with a whitish to beige, subglobose to ovoid, 2 to 3 noded tuber giving rise to an erect stem carrying a single dark green, polygonal-cordate, membraneous, glabrous, 5 to 7 main veined, veins slightly raised on abaxial surface, cordate toothed at the tips of the veins, acute, deeply cordate below into the petiolate, light green tinged purple base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, peduncle pale purple to beige-brown with purple flecks, provided with 1 to 2 tubular sheaths, 1.36 to 2.16" [3.4 to 5.2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with erect, ligulate when flattened, acute, margin minutely denticulate towards the apex, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying nodding resupinate, weakly opening if at all flowers.

Synonyms Nervilia brevilobata C.S.Leou, C.L.Yeh & S.W.Gale 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Nordic Journal of Botany 31: 403407, Nervilia brevilobata sp. nov. (Orchidaceae) from Taiwan and Hainan Szu-I. Hsieh , Stephan W. Gale , Chi-Te Lee , Chuan-Rong Yeh , Chong-Sheng Leou and Ching-Long Yeh 2013 drawing/photo fide

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