~Nervilia imperatetorum Schltr. 1911 - See Nervilia uniflora (F.Muell.) Schltr. 1906

SECTION Linervia Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot Warm Spring Fall

Common Name The Impressive Nervilia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in New Guinea in sunny plains with fires at elevations around 150 to 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a subglobose tuber giving rise to terete, glabrous stems that blooms in the spring and fall on an erect, single flowered inflorescence with erect, lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the sepals and petals are whitish, streaked with brown-violet and the midlobe of the lip is red with a white center.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;