Simple Nervilia
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Simple Nervilia
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Common name: Simple Nervilia, Trembling Nervilia • Kannada: ಒಂದೆಲೆ ತಾವರೆ Ondele Thaavare • Konkani: साधी नरवी अमरी Saadhi Narvi Amri • Malayalam: നിലത്താമര Nilathaamara, ഓരിലതാമര Orilathaamara • Marathi: साधी नरवी अमरी Saadhi Narvi Amri • Tulu: ಒಂಜಿರೆ ತಾವರೆ Onjire Thaavare Source: Names of Plants in India
Botanical name: Nervilia simplex    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Nervilia crociformis, Nervilia crispata, Nervilia bollei

Simple Nervilia is a terrestrial orchid, found in the Himalayas and NE India. It is a small sized, hot to warm growing orchid. The plant has a circular to kidney-shaped, to 7 blunt angled, leaf at the base. Leaf is velvety above and has a grooved stalk. The plant blooms on an erect, 3.5 cm long, single flowered inflorescence with 2 basal sheaths and linear, concave, acute floral bracts. The petals are yellowish to white, and the lip is pink-purple, with fringed margin. Flowering: May-June.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar Photographed at Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra & Tamil Nadu.

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