Nervilia taitoensis (Hayata) Schltr. 1911


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Collection sheet by Hayata From Plants of Taiwan Hayata

Full shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Taito Nervilia

Flower Size

Found in southern Taiwan in forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a subglobose tuber giving rise to an erect stem carrying a single leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, to 4.4" [11 cm] long, peduncle provided with 2 tubular sheaths, 2 flowered inflorescence wwith linear, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Nervilia tahanshanensis T.P.Lin & W.M.Lin 2009; Nervilia taiwaniana S.S.Ying 1978; Nervilia taiwaniana var. tahanshanensis (T.P.Lin & W.M.Lin) T.P.Lin 2016; *Pogonia taitoensis Hayata 1911;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; *Taiwania, 54(4): 323-333, Newly Discovered Native Orchids of Taiwan (III) Tsan-Piao Lin and Wei-Min Lin 2009 as N tahanshan ensis photo fide New additions of Crepidium, Goodyera, and Platanthera (Orchidaceae) to the orchid flora of Taiwan Tsan-Piao LIN 2021 Collection sheet photo fide