Nervilia punctata (Blume) Makino 1902 SECTION Linervia Schlechter

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Another Flower Photo by the Tengger Orchid Website

Full shade Cool LATESpring

Common Name The Spotted Nervilia

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in India, the Nicobar Islands, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Java, Sumatra, Borneo, New Guinea and Fiji in montane forests at elevations around 1200 to 2000 meters as a miniature to just small sized, cool growing terrestrial orchid with an orbicular, 5 to 7 lobed, apical lobe acute, shiny green, cordate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with the flower being held sideways.

Synonyms Aplostellis punctata (Blume) Ridl. 1924; *Pogonia punctata Blume 1849

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1863 as Pogonia punctata drawing; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as Pogonia punctata; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Pogonia punctata drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959 drawing ok; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; 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; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Pennisular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing not; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; *Kew Bull. 68: 331 S. Gale, S. Suddee, S. Watthana 2013 Drawing/photo fide;