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.

Malawi: 12 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
adolphi Schltr. var. adolphi N,C,SImage
ballii G. Will.N,SDescription, Image
bicarinata (Blume) Schltr.N,SDescription, Image
crociformis (Zoll. & Moritzi) Seidenf.N,C,SDescription, Image
kotschyi (Rchb. f.) Schltr. var. kotschyi N,SDescription, Image
kotschyi (Rchb. f.) Schltr. var. purpurata (Rchb. f. & Sond.) Börge Pett.C
lilacea Jum. & H. PerrierS
pectinata P.J. CribbN,S
petraea (Afzel. ex Sw.) Summerh.N,C,S
renschiana (Rchb. f.) Schltr.N,SImage
shirensis (Rolfe) Schltr.N,C,SDescription, Image
stolziana Schltr.N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Nervilia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Nervilia
Flora of Mozambique: Nervilia
Flora of Zambia: Nervilia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Nervilia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Nervilia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Nervilia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Nervilia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Nervilia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Nervilia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nervilia
JSTOR Plant Science: Nervilia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Nervilia
Plants of the World Online: Nervilia
Tropicos: Nervilia
Wikipedia: Nervilia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Nervilia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=424, retrieved 22 July 2024

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