Nervilia cumberlegii Seidenf. & Smitinand 1965


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Common Name Cumberleg's Nervilia - In China Liu Su Yu Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in north central Thailand and central Taiwan in grasslands at elevations around 750 to 800 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial with a whitish, ovoid to globose tuber giving rise to a light green, reniform to broadly cordate, adaxially sparsely setulose, 10 or more veined, undulate margins, rounded apically, cordate basally into the short, erect, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, green, 2.8 to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence and carrying an erect, wide opening, non-resupinate flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 corrections pg 729 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as N cumberlegei;