Nervilia dilatata (Blume) Schltr. 1911

Drawing by Blume 1858 and The Plant Illustration Website


Full shade Hot

Common Name or Meaning The Broad Nervilia

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Borneo and the Philippines in lowland forests on limestone at elevations of 300 to 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a globose tuber giving rise to a 2 to 4.2" [5 to 11 cm] long, purple, single flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 tubular bracts and obtuse floral bracts.

Synonyms *Pogonia dilatata Blume 1858

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 1 Ames 1905 as Pogonia dilatata; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001;