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Published In: Voyage autour du monde, entrepris par ordre du roi, . . . éxécuté sur les corvettes de S. M. l'Uranie et la Physicienne, pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820; . . . Botanique 421, pl. 35. 1826[1829]. (12 Sept 1829) (Voy. Uranie) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Contributor Text: J. RENZ
Synonym Text: Pogonia Griffith, sect. Nervilia ex B. Grant., Orchids of Burma, 355. 1895.
General/Distribution: About 100 species in the paleotropics, from Africa, Madagascar to the Himalaya and S. China, Philippines, New Guinea, Australia and some in Polynesia. 2 species occur in Pakistan.


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Terrestrial plants with globose-tuberous corm and stolons. Leaf solitary, often long petiolate, broadly cordate or suborbicular or reniform, ± plicate, cordate at base, with ± prominent fan-like veins, appearing later than the leafless scape. Flowers resupinate, solitary or several in ± dense inflorescence, sometimes pendulous. Sepals and petals subequal, free, usually connivent. Labellum entire or 3-lobed, without spur. Column elongate, slender; anther large, ± incumbent; pollinia 2, sectile, without caudicles or viscid glands; stigma entire.

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1 Leaf erect with up to 15 cm long petiole, blade with undulate, glabrous margin. Flowers 7-15 1 Nervilia gammieana
+ Leaf prostrate, with 1-3 cm long petiole, blade with ciliate margin. Flowers 2-3 2 Nervilia plicata
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