Nervilia uniflora (F.Muell.) Schltr. 1906 SECTION Linervia Schlechter Photo by The Burleigh Park Orchids Website

Deep Shade Hot MID Spring to EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Single Flowered Nervilia - The Red Shield Orchid

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm]

Found in New Guinea, Northern Territories and Queensland Australia in open forests, woodlands and in leaf litter in rainforests qt elevations of sea level to 100 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a horizontal, heart shaped, dark green above, reddish beneath, irregular margined leaf held well above the ground that blooms in the mid spring through early summer on an erect, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms Nervilia imperatetorum Schltr. 1911; *Pogonia uniflora F.Muel. 1866

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones photo fide;