Slender terrestrial herb up to 28 cm tall. Leaf solitary, prostrate, appearing after the flowers are finished, broadly ovate, up to 12 × 11 cm, cordate, acuminate, grey-green above, often purplish below, somewhat pleated along the veins with toothed ridges along the pleats. Inflorescence 2-3(6) flowered at the end of an erect flowering stem. Petals and sepals similar, yellowish-green, linear lanceolate, 1.4-2 cm long. Lip whitish, heavily streaked with purple-brown, 3-lobed; side lobes erect; midlobe c. 10 mm wide, reflexed.
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.(2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Nervilia kotschyi var. kotschyi. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117930, retrieved 19 February 2017