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Orchid Species: Monochilus nervosus

Kew currently accepted name is Zeuxine nervosa

Monochilus nervosus is an orchid species identified by Wall. ex Lindl. in 1840. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Zeuxine nervosa.
Monochilus (Monochilus.)
Wall. ex Lindl.
ORIGIN: Found in the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, China, Assam, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Andaman Islands, Thailand, Vietnam, New Guinea and the Philippines in shady locales in tropical rain, evergreen hill and seasonal evergreen forests or along ravines at elevations of 100 to 1400 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with a stem carrying 3 to 7, ovate to ovate-elliptic, green and usually with a white midrib above, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on an erect, terminal, laxly several flowered, pubescent inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, red-brown, hairy bracts and carrying small, fragrant flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 1/2 inch [1.25 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Adenostylis Adenostylis formosana 1917 (Rolfe) Hayata
Add+ Zeuxine Zeu nervosa 1885 (Wall. ex Lindl.) Benth. ex Trimen
Add+ Adenostylis Adenostylis zamboangensis 1923 Ames
Add+ Haplochilus Haplochilus nervosus 1852 (Wall. ex Lindl.) D.Dietr.
Add+ Zeuxine Zeu assamica 1997 I.Barua & K.Barua
Add+ Zeuxine Zeu cognata 1957 Ohwi & T.Koyama
Add+ Zeuxine Zeu dhanikariana 2001 Maina
Add+ Zeuxine Zeu fluvida 1933 Fukuy.
Add+ Zeuxine Zeu formosana 1895 Rolfe
Add+ Zeuxine Zeu hengchuanense 1977 S.S.Ying
Add+ Zeuxine Zeu somae 1936 Tuyama
Add+ Zeuxine Zeu vittata 1925 Rolfe ex Downie
Add+ Zeuxine Zeu zamboangensis 1938 (Ames) Ames
Add+ Hetaeria Het nervosa 1832 Lindl. ex Wall.
Add+ Heterozeuxine Htz nervosa 1986 (Wall. ex Lindl.) T.Hashim.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Zeu. nervosa 'Formosa' (2010)
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