Nervilia leguminosarum Jum. & H.Perrier 1912 Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Leguminous Plant Growing Nervilia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in northwestern Madagascar in dry sandy forests at elevations up to 200 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a single, prostrate, reniform, shortly pubescent leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 4 to 6.4" [10 to 16 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 2 sheaths and carrying pure white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Mdagascar Perrier 1939 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs 5 Petterson 1991 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Du Puy, Hermans, Bosser & Cribb 2007; A field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009;