Nervilia kotschyi (Rchb. f.) Schltr.
var. purpurata (Rchb. f. & Sond.) Börge Pett.

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Synonyms: Nervilia purpurata (Rchb. f. & Sond.) Schltr.
Pogonia purpurata Rchb. f. & Sond.
Common names:
Status: Native
Type location:
South Africa
Derivation of specific name: kotschyi: after Karl Georg Theodor Kotschy (1813-1866), Austrian botanical explorer and plant collector in the Orient.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Lk,W
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Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 67.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 84. as Nervilia purpurata

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

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 97.

Petterson, B. (1990). Nordic Journal of Botany 9 Pages 489 - 492.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 123.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 143 - 144. as Nervilia purpurata (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Nervilia kotschyi var. purpurata
Flora of Mozambique: Nervilia kotschyi var. purpurata
Flora of Zimbabwe: Nervilia kotschyi var. purpurata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Nervilia kotschyi
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Nervilia kotschyi
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Wikipedia: Nervilia kotschyi

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: Species information: Nervilia kotschyi var. purpurata., retrieved 3 December 2023

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