Nervilia mackinnonii (Duthie) Schltr. 1911

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TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Duthie as Pogonia mackinnoni and The Plant Website

Full shade Cool LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning Mackinnon's Nervilia [British original Collector of Species later 1800's earlier 1900's]

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm] long,

Found in the western Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar, southern Guizhou and Yunnan China at elevations of 900 to 1850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a globose, annular, warty tuber giving rise to a 7 lobed, terminal lobe acute, others rounded, each lobe with a vein, cordate basally into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that elongates while fruiting and enveloped by 2 to 3, rather loose, tubular sheaths.

Synonyms Nervilia macroglossa var. mackinnonii (Duthie) Pradhan 1976; *Pogonia mackinnonii Duthie 1902

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of Northwestern Himalaya Duthie 1906 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 as N macroglossum var mackinnonii drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015 photo NOT!; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide; Taiwania 64(2): 176-188 New Orchids (Orchidaceae) in the Flora of Vietnam I. Epidendroideae K.S. Nguyen and L. Averyanov 2019 photo fide