Nervilia plicata (Andrews) Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 45: 403 1911. (Syn. Aplostellis velutina (E.C.Parish & Rchb.f.) Ridl.; Arethusa plicata Andrews; Cordyla discolor Blume; Epipactis plicata Roxb.; Nervilia biflora (Wight) Schltr.; Nervilia dallachyana (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Schltr.; Nervilia discolor (Blume) Schltr. .; Nervilia purpurea (Hayata) Schltr.; Nervilia velutina (E.C.Parish & Rchb.f.) Schltr.; Pogonia biflora Wight; Pogonia dallachyana F.Muell. ex Benth.; Pogonia discolor (Blume) Blume; Pogonia plicata (Andrews) Lindl.; Pogonia pudica Ames; Pogonia pulchella Hook.f.; Pogonia purpurea Hayata; Pogonia velutina E.C.Parish & Rchb.f.; Roptrostemon discolor (Blume) Blume);
Nervilia plicata ?? form Pench – NSD 40 : Attachments (3). 9 posts by 5 authors.
this ground orchid is from Pench
I think this is Nervilia plicata, but i am not very sure.
Experts please confirm the id
Yes this is: Nervilia plicata (Andrews) Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 45: 403 (1911).
Thanks for your id confirmation and detail information.
really interesting to know its emerging pattern and water harvesting system
I saw this plant many times in Pench but only in vegetative stage not in flowering & fruiting stage
now i will try next year for the flowering stage just at onset of monsoon when Scilla appear & flowers in plenty
for first time when i saw this plant it appeared me like a creeper on the forest floor, but no stolons or runners were visible
generally i don’t up root any plant, but to confirm my doubt, whether it has under ground runner, i uprooted one & found the single leaves was in fact a individual plant.
There was an underground corm with a long foliar stalk and a leaf at the top at the surface on forest floor.
two lateral branches were appearing from the collar region and moving downward
I think at the tip of these two branches corms will develop and will help in vegetative propogation of the plant laterally, so a creeper like appearance develop on the forest floor, this is totally my cooked thought, not read anywhere.
… a photo of leaves which look quite similar to Nervilia plicata … are they of N. plicata ?
Place: Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary
Date: 12 SEP 09
your plant is Nervilia aragoana
Yes this is Nervilia but not plicata. Leaf is raised much above ground.
Nervilia can be differentiated on the basis of height from ground into three groups:
Leaves tightly appressed to ground.
Leaves on ground but not tightly appressed just lying there.
Leaves raised much above the ground.
and then further on the basis of number of flowers: 1, 2 or multiple!
This is other species, I am unable to make out which one. It has a very conspicuous apex!!
Will have to search…
I too came across leaves (similar to what … has posted) at Thoseghar, Satara.
This is getting funny!!!
Here are the known Marathi names for Nervilia species…
‘Nervilia infundibulifolia’ is called ‘Nervi Amri’ ‘नरवी अमरी’ in Marathi.
‘Nervilia aragoana’ is called ‘Guchchha Nervi Amri’ ‘गुच्छ नरवी अमरी’ in Marathi.
Nervilia sp. for ID- PKA180612-01: Seen this small terrestrial herb on the way to Peb fort.
Nervilia species for sharing: Nervilia aragoana and Nervilia plicata or the Tall Shield Orchid. Photographed in Gawse village, Ajara, Kolhapur, India.
Nervillia Plicata At Murbad Hills : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Visited Murbad hills(Thane District) recently Got this beautiful Rare terrestrial orchid.
Nervillia plicata /Orchiaceae/Herb
Place:- Murbad hills
Date:- 9/6/2013 June
Orchidaceae fortnight ; Nervilia plicata (Orchidaceae) : Attachments (5). 4 posts by 4 authors.
Murbad Hills , Maharashtra
Nervilia plicata. Nice
Orchidaceae fortnight :: Nervilia plicata :: en-route Peb fort :: PKA28:: : Attachments (4). 4 posts by 4 authors.
Seen this small terrestrial orchid on the way to Peb fort.
Location: En-route Peb fort, Matheran region, Maharashtra.
Plant habit: Herb
Bot. name: Nervilia plicata
Amazing pics.. thanks …
Yes Nervilia plicata.
Orchidaceae fortnight : Nervilia plicata : GJ : RVS15 : Attachments (4). 6 posts by 5 authors.
Lush populations of Nervilia plicata, along with variations in leaf color pattern, can be seen in the forests of Gujarat.
Nervilia plicata (1).jpg is nice sight to those like me see this plant as a rarity !
Too rare sighting…. this species usually don’t make such big patches…
Thank you all for the comments.
Orchidaceae fortnight : Nervilia plicata : TN : RVS9 : Attachments (2). 7 posts by 6 authors.
This single-leaved ground orchid, Nervilia plicata, is common on the floors of Javvadhu hills, TN.
Even without flowers it is a beautiful orchid. However, the leaves may be of two colours- purple as here and green, existing in same habitat together. When flowers appear in May-June plant is leafless probably.
All Nervilia are single leaved, yes this is Nervilia plicata, very basic difference from others is this has hairy leaf with leaf on ground and not raised up.
Orchidaceae fortnight : Nervilia prainiana : GJ : RVS16 : Attachments (1). 5 posts by 3 authors.
The third species in Nervilia, N. prainiana, is part of the land cover in Gujarat forest floors. I hope to visit again to see all the species in flowering!
No sir, this is also Nervilia plicata. N. prainiana doesn’t have hairy leaves.
Oh I see…it has petiole longer than that of N. plicata. But you should be right!
Petiole length in plicata will depend on at what height below ground the corms are placed. Sometimes even more than 15 cm.!! N. prainiana also have leaves appressed on ground, but they are green a bit hairy
Nervilia species possibly plicata
Patgaon, Kolhapur district, Maharashtra.
ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: Nervilia pilcata from KFRI Kerala BS74 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Nervilia pilcata from KFRI Kerala
No other photo available.. Sorry
Yes this is Nervilia plicata.
Found this today, a stemless herb, growing wild in a bamboo jungle.
I think, Nervilia plicata (Andrews) Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 45 403 (1911)
Thank you very much Sir, now I find another orchid in a bamboo thicket.
Nervilia plicata from Hong Kong : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
Nervilia plicata from wild in Hong Kong. Widespread.