Nervilia bicarinata (Blume) Schltr.1911 SECTION Nervilia

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Full shade Warm To Cool Spring

Common Name The Bi Carinate Nervilia

Flower Size

Found in Benin, Burkino Faso, Chad, Senegal, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, Togo, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Liberia, Equatorial Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Burundi, Congo, Zaire, Uganda, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Natal, Transvaal South Africa, Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius, Reunion, Yemen and Oman in thickets, deciduous forests, coastal and highland forests at elevations up to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a very large, erect, heart-shaped leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, elongate several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Nervilia barklyana (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1911; Nervilia commersonii (Blume) Schltr. 1911; Nervilia ghindana (Fiori) Cufod. 1972; Nervilia umbrosa (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1911; Nervilia viridiflava (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1911; Pogonia barklyana Rchb.f. 1885; *Pogonia bicarinata Blume 1859; Pogonia chariensis A.Chev. 1913; Pogonia commersonii Blume 1859; Pogonia ghindana Fiori 1912; Pogonia umbrosa Rchb.f. 1867; Pogonia viridiflava Rchb.f. 1882

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as N umbrosa drawing leaf only; Orchids of the Central African Republic a Provisional Checklist Cribb & Fay 1986; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009

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