FZ.24. Nervilia Comm. ex Gaudich.

Description of the genus

Terrestrial herbs with subspherical underground tubers. Leaf 1, produced after the flowers, elliptic, reniform or almost circular, often with silvery patterns above and purple coloration beneath. Inflorescence an erect raceme. Flowers resupinate; tepals apart from the lip similar, green or brownish-green. Lip 3-lobed to almost entire, sometimes papillate or pubescent with red markings and sometimes with a short spur. Column long. Pollinia 2.

Worldwide: 65 species in tropical and warm regions of the Old World.

Zimbabwe: 13 taxa.

Nervilia kotschyi var. kotschyi

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
adolphi Schltr. var. adolphi EImage
ballii G. Will.N,C,EDescription, Image
bicarinata (Blume) Schltr.WDescription, Image
crociformis (Zoll. & Moritzi) Seidenf.N,C,EDescription, Image
kotschyi (Rchb. f.) Schltr. var. kotschyi N,W,C,EDescription, Image
kotschyi (Rchb. f.) Schltr. var. purpurata (Rchb. f. & Sond.) Börge Pett.N,C
lilacea Jum. & H. PerrierE
pectinata P.J. CribbE
petraea (Afzel. ex Sw.) Summerh.C
renschiana (Rchb. f.) Schltr.N,EImage
shirensis (Rolfe) Schltr.N,C,EDescription, Image
sp.no.4 (Baker in GHS 122620)C
stolziana Schltr.E

Other sources of information about Nervilia:

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Flora of Malawi: Nervilia
Flora of Mozambique: Nervilia
Flora of Zambia: Nervilia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Nervilia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Nervilia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Nervilia
Wikipedia: Nervilia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nervilia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Nervilia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Nervilia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=424, retrieved 5 December 2022

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