Nervilia juliana (Roxb.) Schltr.1911Drawing by Hooker's Icones Vol 22

Full Shade Spring Fall

Common Name Julia's Nervilia

Flower Size 1.5" to 2.5" [3.75 to 6.25 cm]

Found in eastern Himalayas, Assam, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar as a mini-miniature sized terrestrial with a round tuber giving rise to a short stem carrying a single, at a right angle to the stem, cordate, acute, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall without the leaf on an erect, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a large bract below the leaf and 2, below the middle, small, acuminate bract, above the middle 2, larger tubular, acuminate bracts.

Synonyms *Epipactis juliana Roxb. 1832; Pogonia juliana (Roxb.) Wall. ex Trimen 1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Vol 22 1894 Hooker as Pogonia juliana 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; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing leaf only fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002