Nervilia falcata (King & Pantl.) Schltr. 1911>

Photo by Sarat Misra

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by King and Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Falcate Nervilia

Flower Size

Found in the western Himalayas, Bangladesh and the eastern Himalayas without elevational information as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with globublar tubers giving rise in the spring to an erect, glabrous, single flowered inflorescence with several, distant, oblong, thin membraneous bracts.

Synonyms *Pogonia falcata King & Pantl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya King & Pantling 1896 as Pogonia falcata drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing/photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015;