Nervilia maculata (E.C.Parish & Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1911Drawing by Hooker's Icones Vol 22

Full Shade Hot

Common Name The Spotted Nervilia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand and Laos at elevations of 300 to 450 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing terrestrial with a globose tuber giving rise to a short stem carrying a single, at a right angle to the stem, almost round, scalloped margins, acute, dark purple spotted on green, deeply cordate into the petiolate base leaf that blooms without the leaf on an erect, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with a large bract below the middle and a smaller acuminate one above

Synonyms Nervilia parishiana (King & Pantl.) Schltr.1911; Pogonia maculata E.C.Parish & Rchb.f. 1874; Pogonia parishiana King & Pantl.1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Vol 22 1894 Hooker as Pogonia maculata drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide;