Trembling Nervilia • Marathi: नरवी अमरी Narvi-amri;

ner-VIL-ee-uh — from the Latin nervus (vein) referring to the distinctly fine veins in the leavesDave’s Botanary
¿ kroh-kih-FOR-miss ?¿ shaped like crocus flower ?

 Images by tspkumar


 Images by tspkumar




base of Kulang gad, Igatpuri region, Dt: 20-09-09; Amboli sindhudurg maharashtra- June’10; 
Plants for ID – efloraofindia | Google Groups ID Pl..(climber from Kulang) – indiantreepix | Google Groups


Nervilia crociformis (Zoll. & Moritzi) Seidenf. … (family: Orchidaceae)  
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
ner-VIL-ee-uh — from the Latin nervus (vein) referring to the distinctly fine veins in the leavesDave’s Botanary
¿ kroh-kih-FOR-miss ?¿ shaped like crocus flower ?
commonly known as: trembling nervilia
botanical names: Nervilia crociformis (Zoll. & Moritzi) Seidenf. … synonyms: Bolborchis crociformis Zoll. & Moritzi • Coelogyne javanica Lindl. • Nervilia bathiei Senghas • Nervilia bollei (Rchb.f.) Schltr. • Nervilia crispata (Blume) Schltr. ex K.Schum. & Lauterb. • Nervilia erosa P.J.Cribb • Nervilia fimbriata Schltr. • Nervilia francoisii H.Perrier • Nervilia humilis Schltr. • Nervilia monantha Blatt. & McCann • Nervilia prainiana (King & Pantl.) Seidenf. • Nervilia reniformis Schltr. • Pogonia bollei Rchb.f. • Pogonia crispata Blume • Pogonia prainiana King & Pantl. … The Plants List
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Photographed at Mahabaleshwar … 10 JUN 12



Plants for ID : Attachments (3). 5 posts by 4 authors.
I am sending few orchid pictures for Id
2nd and 3 rd pictures i want to know if it is Narvillea… if yes i want to know name of the species (leaf and flower of same plant)
Location : Amboli sindhudurg maharashtra
it was found flowering after first few showers in month of June

………… The 2nd and 3rd pictures appear to be of Nervilia crociformis, though the leaves can’t be seen clearly in the given pictures.

Thanks for sharing the pictures, and yes … id is reliable as always.
Nervilia crociformis like other Nervilia’s flower before the emergence of leaves, hence leaves cant be seen in the picture with flowers as they were not there…..


Nervilia infundibulifolia Mahabaleshwar Jun

Is This Nervilia crociformis???

No sir this is not infundibulifolia. This is Nervilia crociformis.

Thanks for the ID … I was under the wrong impression.




Seen this small  terrestrial herb (orchid) at Mahabaleshwar.
Bot. name:  Nervilia crociformis   
Family: Orchidaceae

Yes Nervilia crociformis.



ORCHIDACEAE Fortnight: Unknown species, possibly Nervilia : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Unknown species 

From Botany Departmental Garden, Shivaji University, Kolhapur
Possibly in the month of May or June 2011. 

I think this is Nervilia crociformis 

Yes this is Nervilia crociformis




Nervilia crociformis (Zoll. & Moritzi) Seidenf., Dansk Bot. Ark. 32: 151 (1978).
Bolborchis crociformis Zoll. & Moritzi, Syst. Verz.: 89 (1846).
Pogonia crispata Blume, Mus. Bot. 1: 32 (1849).
Coelogyne javanica Lindl., Fol. Orchid. 5: 17 (1854).
Pogonia bollei Rchb.f., Xenia Orchid. 2: 88 (1865).
Pogonia prainiana King & Pantl., J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 65: 129 (1896).
Nervilia crispata (Blume) Schltr. ex K.Schum. & Lauterb., Fl. Schutzgeb. Südsee: 240 (1900).
Nervilia fimbriata Schltr. in K.M.Schumann & C.A.G.Lauterbach, Fl. Schutzgeb. Südsee, Nachtr.: 82 (1905).
Nervilia bollei (Rchb.f.) Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 45: 405 (1911).
Nervilia humilis Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 53: 551 (1915).
Nervilia reniformis Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 53: 551 (1915).
Nervilia francoisii H.Perrier, Bull. Trimestriel Acad. Malgache, n.s., 21: 304 (1928).
Nervilia monantha Blatt. & McCann, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 35: 724 (1932).
Nervilia bathiei Senghas, Adansonia, n.s., 4: 303 (1964).
Nervilia erosa P.J.Cribb, Kew Bull. 32: 155 (1977).
Nervilia prainiana (King & Pantl.) Seidenf., Dansk Bot. Ark. 32(2): 149 (1978).
Distribution: Trop. & Subtrop. Old World to SW. Pacific

Fine shot!




Nervilia crociformis (Zoll. & Moritzi) Seidenf SN Mar34 : Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors. 
Nervilia crociformis (Zoll. & Moritzi) Seidenf, Fam: Orchidaceae; single leaved orchid,

found during September month, observed both in karnataka (Shimoga area and Tamil nadu (Kolli hills and walparai)

Would be happy to see the flower.



TSP-JUN2016-02-390:Images of Nervilia crociformis (Orchidaceae) : 11 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)

It is my pleasure to present few images of Nervilia crociformis (Orchidaceae) 

Ref: /species/m—z/o/orchidaceae/nervilia/nervilia-crociformis




Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Terrestrial 

Sighting: Mudigere, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl 

Date: 03-06-2016

Liked the 5th one the most. 

Wonderful images.

I am not sure but I dont think grasshopper or the catterpillar are pollinator but they are just there to feed on flower or just passing by. Thanks a lot for sharing.

There is one more insect in the third pic? Is it the same as fifth one?

Thanks … I too think that the grasshopper just happened to be ‘there to feed.

The insect in the third pic, though faintly visible, is the same grass hopper. I saw it hiding behind as I bent over to frame it.

By the way, in Reunion Islands, Angraecum cadetii is pollinated by cricket- Glomeremus sp. (very similar to small grasshoppers) so always a chance 🙂 

Thanks … Nice to know of the possibility of pollination by crickets.



It is my pleasure to present an image of leaves of Nervilia crociformis  (Orchidaceae)

Ref:My earlier upload no: TSP-JUN2016-02-390:Images of Nervilia crociformis (Orchidaceae) 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Terrestrial 

Sighting: Mudigere, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl 

Date: 22-06-2016

Yes leaf is typical if you have missed the flowers. But this whole group is tricky.

I revisited the specimen, a confirmed Nervilia crociformis, the floral images have been uploaded earlier.


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