Nervilia platychila Schltr. 1906

Photos by Agnes Rinehart


Drawing by Nicolas Halle

Full shade HotSummer

Common Name The Broad Lipped Nervilia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Fiji, the Carolina Islands, the Mariana Islands and New Caledonia in rainforests at elevations around 100 to 200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing terrestrial with 2 different states, one is sterile and has a single, orbicular-cordate, sparsely hairy, obtuse leaf and the other a small leafless stalk that blooms in the summer on an erect, 2 to 5.2" [5 to 13 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Ferns and Orchids of the Mariana Islands Raulerson & Rinehart 1992 photo fide;