Nervilia stolziana Schltr. 1915 SECTION Linervia Photos by Nature Website

Full Shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name Stolz's Nervilia [German Missionary and Plant collector late 1800 and early 1900's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia in sandy soil in deciduous woodlands at elevations of 700 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a small, globose, slightly compressed tuber giving rise to a single, prostrate, reniform, basally cordate, slightly flabellate-undulate, obtuse, sparsely and shortly pubescent leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, to 3" [7.5 cm] long, slender, terete, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo ok; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 2 Cribb 1984 drawing leaf only ; Orchid Monographs 5 Petterson 1991 drawing/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide