Nervilia crociformis (Zoll. & Moritzi) Seidenf. 1978 SECTION Linervia Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Asian Example Photo courtesy of David Kuehn

Full shadeHot Cool Spring

Common Name The Trembling Nervilia - Australia - The Round Sheild Orchid - In China Bai Mai Yu Lan

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Burundi, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo, Zaire, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Transval, Mauritius, Madagascar, Reuinion, Assam, Eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Western Himalayas, Sikkim, Thailand, Vietnam, Java, Sumatra, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Queensland Australia, Samoa and Vanuatu in grasslands at elevations of sealevel to 1500 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with circular to kidney-shaped; to 7 blunt angled, shortly pubescent above, grooved petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 1.6" [3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 2 basal sheaths and linear, concave, acute floral bracts .

Synonyms *Bolborchis crociformis Zoll. & Moritzi 1846; Coelogyne javanica Lindl. 1854; Nervilia bathiei Senghas 1964; Nervilia bollei (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1911; Nervilia crispata (Blume) Schltr. ex Kraenzl. 1905; Nervilia erosa P.J.Cribb 1977; Nervilia fimbriata Schltr. 1905; Nervilia francoisii H.Perrier 1928; Nervilia humilis Schltr. 1915; Nervilia monantha Blatt. & McCann 1932; Nervilia prainiana (King & Pantl.) Seidenf. 1978; Nervilia reniformis Schltr. 1915; Pogonia bollei Rchb.f. 1865; *Pogonia crispata Blume 1849; Pogonia prainiana King & Pantl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Pogonia crispata; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1863 as Pogonia crispata; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1863 as Pogonia bolle; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Pogonia priniana drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as Pogonia crispata; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Pogonia crispata drawing fide; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/1985 as Nervilia crispata (Blume) Schltr. ex Kraenzl. 1905; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as N bathei photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as N crispata; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing as N crispata; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as N humilis drawing/photo ok; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 as N parainiana drawing ok; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 drawing ok; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984 as N reniformis; Orchids of the Central African Republic a Provisional Checklist Cribb & Fay 1986 as N reniformis; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009 drawing/ fide