Nervilia macrophylla Schltr. 1911 SECTION Nervlia Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot winter

Common Name The Large Leaf Nervilia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 100 to 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with a globose tuber giving rise to a reniform-cordate, shortly acuminate, glabrous, long, sulcate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, terete, secund, laxly 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with a pendulous, lanceolate-elliptic floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the green leaves have brown spots on the upper surface and flowers are yellow green with a white lip.


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