Nervilia kotschyi (Rchb. f.) Schltr.
var. kotschyi

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Nervilia kotschyi var. kotschyi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Cascades road to Morumbodzi Falls, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa.

Nervilia kotschyi var. kotschyi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Cascades road to Morumbodzi Falls, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa.

Nervilia kotschyi var. kotschyi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Cascades road to Morumbodzi Falls, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa.

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Synonyms: Nervilia diantha Schltr.
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Status: Native
Description:
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.
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Habitat: Occurring in deciduous woodland, often forming small colonies on poor soils.
Altitude range: (metres) 400 - 1700 m
Flowering time:Nov
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Sunday 1 February 2009
Literature:

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 262 - 264. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 168. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 138.


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West African Plants database: Nervilia kotschyi


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Nervilia kotschyi var. kotschyi.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117930, retrieved 28 August 2016

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