Nervilia muratana S.W.Gale 2007 publ. 2008

Photo by Leonid Averyanov and the The Orchids of Vietnam Illustrated survey Part 3 Subfamily Epidendroideae primitive_tribes -Neottieae VanilleaeGastrodieaeNervilieae Websitre

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by © Stephan Gale The E Flora of China Website

Full shade Hot Cool LATE Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning Murata's Nervilia [Jin Murata Female botanist in China Current

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southern China to northern Vietnam in evergreen forests at elevations of 200 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with a whitish to brown, subglobose, 3 to 5 noded tuber giving rise to a deep green, 6 sided, papery, glabrous, 5 main veined, acute, deeply cordate below into the erect, purple flecked, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late witner and spring on an erect, pale brown, purple flecked, 2.6" to 4" [6.5 to 10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 2 tubular sheaths and a narrowly lanceolate, acuminate floral bract.

"Species closely related to “E. Himalayan” Nervilia macroglossa, from which differs in shorter and much broader lip, distinctly haired along median vein. Vietnamese plants commonly keep leaves during anthesis that is rare feature among species of the genus. On the territory of China this rare species was reported from elevations 200 to 500 meters that is much lower than in Vietnam." [700 to 1200 meters]." Turczaninowia 2011, 14(2) : 15–100 Averyanov 2011


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Turczaninowia 2011, 14(2) : 15–100 Averyanov 2011 drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;