Nervilia platychila Schltr. 1906 Drawing by Nicolas Halle'

Full shade HotSummer

Common Name The Broad Lipped Nervilia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Fiji, the Carolina Islands, the Mariana Islands and New Caledonia in rainforests at elevations around 100 to 200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing terrestrial with 2 different states, one is sterile and has a single, orbicular-cordate, sparsely hairy, obtuse leaf and the other a small leafless stalk that blooms in the summer on an erect, 2 to 5.2" [5 to 13 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide;

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