Nervilia muratana S.W.Gale 2007 publ. 2008

Drawing by Stephan Gale The E Flora of China Website

Full shade Hot

Common Name or Meaning Murata's Nervilia [Jin Murata Female botanist in China Current

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southern China to northern China in evergreen forests at elevations of 200 to 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing terrestrial with a whitish to brown, subglobose, 3 to 5 noded tuber giving rise to a deep green, 6 sided, papery, glabrous, 5 main veined, acute, deeply cordate below into the erect, purple flecked, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, pale brown, purple flecked, 2.6" to 4" [6.5 to 10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 2 tubular sheaths and a narrowly lanceolate, acuminate floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2010 drawing fide