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Useful Tropical Plants

Nervilia concolor

(Blume) Schltr.

Orchidaceae

+ Synonyms

Aplostellis flabelliformis (Lindl.) Ridl.

Cordyla concolor Blume

Epipactis carinata Roxb.

Nervilia aragoana Gaudich.

Nervilia carinata (Roxb.) Schltr.

Nervilia flabelliformis (Lindl.) Tang & F.T.Wang

Nervilia scottii (Rchb.f.) Schltr.

Nervilia tibetensis Rolfe

Nervilia yaeyamensis Hayata

Pogonia carinata (Roxb.) Lindl.

Pogonia concolor Blume

Pogonia flabelliformis Lindl.

Pogonia gracilis Blume

Pogonia nervilia Blume

Pogonia scottii Rchb.f.

Roptrostemon concolor (Blume) Lindl.

Common Name:

Nervilia concolor
Plant growing in native habitat
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General Information

Nervilia concolor is a perennial plant, growing from an underground tuber and producing a single, heart-shaped leaf up to 25cm wide on a stem up to 20cm long[
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its tuber, which is eaten to relieve thirst.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

E. Asia - China, Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea to Australia and the Pacific.

Habitat

Forests, and sometimes on low rigdes, at elevations from sea level to 400 metres in Fiji[
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. Forests, shaded and damp places along valleys; at elevations from 400 - 2,300 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitBulb
Height0.45 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Grows best in semi-shade[
372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Good quality photos and terse details on almost 2,000 species and cultivars.
].

Edible Uses

Root - raw[
459
Title
The Useful Plants of the Island of Guam
Publication
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol 9
Author
Safford W.E.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Smithsonian Institute; Washington.
Year
1905
ISBN
 
Description
A very comprehensive, if rather dated, guide to the plants of Guam. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The tuber is firm, fleshy and juicy; it can be chewed to quench the thirst[
459
Title
The Useful Plants of the Island of Guam
Publication
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol 9
Author
Safford W.E.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Smithsonian Institute; Washington.
Year
1905
ISBN
 
Description
A very comprehensive, if rather dated, guide to the plants of Guam. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The subglobose to ovoid tuber is 10 - 17mm in diameter[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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