Nervilia macroglossa (Hook.f.) Schltr. 1911 SECTION Linervia Schlechter

Photo by Pema Bhutia TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by J D Hooker

Another Drawing Drawing by R Pantling and Swiss Orchid Foundation and the Jany Renz Herbaria


Photo by Mvh Egon

Common Name The Large Tongued Nervilia

Flower Size .4 to 1.6" [1 to 4 cm]

Found in Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar and Vietnam in humus of quercus forests in valleys at elevations of 1600 to 2200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a slender, glabrous stem enveloped by 2 distant clasping sheaths and carrying an orbicular-cordate, entire margins, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, single flowered inflorescence with a small, linear-lanceolate, acute floral bract.

Synonyms *Pogonia macroglossa Hook.f.1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Fourth series vol 2 [22] Plate 2195 Hooker 1894 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Pogonia macroglossa drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;