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2. Nervilia plicata (Andrews) Schlechter in Engler, Bot. Jahrb. 45: 403. 1911.


  • Arethusa plicata Andrews
  • Epipactis plicata Roxb.
  • Nervilia sp. R. R. Stewart
  • Pogonia plicata Lindl.

    Single leaf appearing after inflorescence bearing scape, prostrate, dark green, mottled with purplish-brown, purplish underside, shortly petioled; petioles up to 1-2(-3) cm long; blade reniform or. orbicular with cordate base, 7-12 cm in diam., margin entire or very inconspicuously wavy, remotely ciliate, nerves fan-like, scattered ciliate. Scape 8-15 cm tall, with 3-4 tubular sheaths and 1-3 flowers. Bracts very small, ovate, shorter or equalling the pedical of ovary. Sepals and petals subequal, spreading, narrowly lanceolate, green. Labellum ovate when spread out, lower part whitish or rose-coloured, embracing the column, with thickened yellow midrib, apex pale violet, minutely emarginate. Column narrowed in lower half. Ovary and pedicel ridged.

    Fl. Per.: May, leaf developing in August-October.

    Type: “Bengalia; prope Calcuttam sub Bambusarum umbra opaca, Maio Junio florens, Roxburgh.”.

    Distribution: Himalaya, from Pakistan to Sikkim and Bengal, at lower elevations.


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