Nervilia grandiflora Schltr.

Large-flowered Nervilia (Nervilia grandiflora)  

This orchid is only known from the type specimen, which was collected in the year 1910 on the island of Sava’i, Samoa.  


The species is most closely related to the Broad-bearded Nervilia (Nervilia platychila Schltr.), which occurs in Melanesia, including New Caledonia, and also on the Fijian Islands, and differs from it mainly by its glabrous leaves.  



[1] Phillip Cribb; W. Arthur Whistler: Orchids of Samoa. Kew Publishing 1996  


edited: 23.03.2018