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.

Zambia: 13 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
adolphi Schltr. var. adolphi W,CNw,LkImage
adolphi Schltr. var. seposita N.Hallé & Toilliez C
ballii G. Will.W,E,SNw,E,Lk,SDescription, Image
bicarinata (Blume) Schltr.[LR-nt]N,C,SN,LkDescription, Image
crociformis (Zoll. & Moritzi) Seidenf.W,C,ENw,E,LkDescription, Image
kotschyi (Rchb. f.) Schltr. var. kotschyi W,C,E,SCb,E,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
kotschyi (Rchb. f.) Schltr. var. purpurata (Rchb. f. & Sond.) Börge Pett.[DD]B,CN,Lk,W
lilacea Jum. & H. PerrierW,CCb,C
pectinata P.J. CribbEMc
petraea (Afzel. ex Sw.) Summerh.N,CN,Lk
renschiana (Rchb. f.) Schltr.[DD]SSImage
shirensis (Rolfe) Schltr.N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
stolziana Schltr.W,CCb,C

Other sources of information about Nervilia:

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Flora of Malawi: Nervilia
Flora of Mozambique: Nervilia
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Nervilia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=424, retrieved 8 February 2023

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