Nervilia fuerstenbergiana Schltr. 1911

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade cool

Common Name or Meaning Fuerstenberg's Nervilia [German Count and Orchid Enthusiast later 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm]

Found in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Cosat, Ghana, Burkino Faso, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Gulf Of Guinea Islands, Zaire and Tanzania in forests and cypress plantations as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a small tuber giving rise after blooming to a suberect, solitary, cordate, broadly triangular apex, glabrous, green, sometimes marked above and flushed beneath with purple, abruptly narrowing below into the thin, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, terete, to 3.2" [8 cm] or less long, single flowered inflorescence that elongates after fruiting has begun and has 1 to 2 acuminate sheaths and an ovate floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;